Helen Dale became the youngest winner of Australia’s premier literary award, the Miles Franklin, for her first novel, The Hand that Signed the Paper. Her second novel, Kingdom of the Wicked Book I — Rules, was released in October 2017, and Book II will be published in May 2018 (pre‐​order now). She read law at Oxford (where she was at Brasenose), and was Senior Adviser to Australian classical liberal Senator David Leyonhjelm.