Raphael Farmer is a Young Adult author originally from the island of Mauritius and now based in Perth, Western Australia. His short story Island Boy has appeared in Wave After Wave published by the Centre For Stories. In 2019, he participated in the Digital Writers’ Festival in Melbourne. Raphael’s background as a gay man raised Muslim in a multicultural island nation has influenced his storytelling. He is driven to explore the intersection of sexual, social and cultural identities in his writing, with his fiction often revolving around characters undertaking a transformation or change in their identity.