BILL HIGHAM was born in England but grew up in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe.
A Rhodes Trustee Prizewinner in English Composition he studied photography and advertising before turning to journalism, during which time he won his spurs covering the Zimbabwe-Rhodesia bush war of the 1970s.
His work there sold in 15 countries and was published twice in the International Year Book.
In 2009, two of his novels, Nakada’s Touch and The Hammarskjold Killing, were collected in NELM (the National English Literary Museum), an affiliate of South Africa’s Rhodes University and he was designated a ‘Southern African author’.
His screenplay adaptation of Nakada’s Touch was also a semi-finalist in the 2004 American Accolades Screenwriting Competition in Santa Monica, California.
Higham recently retired as a copy editor on News Corp’s The Australian newspaper in Sydney and now lives in Kyogle in Australia’s northern New South Wales.
He publishes his books under his HiMa imprint.