When my kids were small, we moved to Australia for 3 years, thanks to a post-doc my husband (a biologist) took on at James Cook University in lovely north Queensland. Besides eating a lot of mangoes and hanging out in hammocks, we all became citizens of Australia. Which is why it is now possible for my work to be considered Australian–and for “The Fever” to be excerpted in NewSouth’s 2011 edition of Best Australian Science Writing. Book to appear in November. Thank you Oz!