C. S. Pacat
is a bestselling Australian author, best known for the Captive Prince
trilogy, published by Penguin Random House
Pacat was born in Melbourne
, Australia, and was educated at the University of Melbourne
lived in several different cities including Perugia
where she studied at Perugia University
, and Tokyo, where she lived for five years.
Pacat wrote the Captive Prince
trilogy around her day job as a translator while training as a geologist.
Pacat is queer and genderqueer
, using both she/her and he/him pronouns.
She identifies as "a proud wog
and states that this played an influence while writing the Captive Prince
trilogy: "As for the influence on Captive Prince
, I'm a bisexual wog, and Damen is a bisexual wog - so there's that
....There's a lot of wog-politics in the series, although its rarely read from that perspective outside of Australia.