Adam Sarafis

* Adam Sarafis is the creation of author Linda Olsson and screenwriter Thomas Sainsbury. He has now taken on a life of his own.

Linda Olsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1948. She left Sweden in 1986 and has lived in Kenya, Singapore, the UK and Japan, before settling in New Zealand. Her first novel, Let Me Sing You Gentle Songs became an international bestseller. It has been followed by three more novels. She divides her time between Auckland, New Zealand and Stockholm, Sweden.

Thomas Sainsbury was born in Matamata, New Zealand. After graduating from the University of Auckland he pursued a career in theatre, television and comedy. His darkly comic plays have been performed throughout New Zealand and in Australia, USA, UK, Greece and France. He co-wrote the award-winning New Zealand television comedy Super City and the Vietnamese children's television show, Alooh. He lives in Auckland.

Author photograph: Kathrin Simon