Christopher Raja co-authored the play The First Garden, which was performed in botanical gardens in Australia and published by Currency Press. His debut novel, The Burning Elephant, was published in 2015. He has been twice shortlisted for the Northern Territory Writers Centre’s Chief Minister’s Book of the Year award. Raja is currently developing his forthcoming novel for which he received the NT Varuna Residency Fellowship and a grant from the Literature board of the Australia Council in 2017.