Will Kostakis is an award-winning author, but his real claims to fame are a Twitter spat with Guy Sebastian, and that time a member of Destiny’s Child said his name. After dabbling in celebrity journalism and reality TV, he now writes for young adults.
His first novel, Loathing Lola, was released when he was just nineteen, and his second, The First Third, won the 2014 Gold Inky Award. It was also shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year and Australian Prime Minister’s Literary awards.
The Sidekicks is his third novel for young adults, and American debut.
As a high school student, Will won Sydney Morning Herald Young Writer of the Year for a collection of short stories.