Lansell Taudevin is an author and musician. His books have been published by Duffy and Snellgrove, Otford Press, Banana Books and Scholastic Asia. He spends most of his time in Singapore and has lived in Asia since 1972. HIs first published work was a book of poetry in 1967 whilst at the University of Queensland. He has written the lyrics and libretto for several musical works including operas and cantatas.