Omar Musa is an award-winning author, poet and rapper from Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia. He won the Australian Poetry Slam in 2008 and the Indian Ocean Poetry Slam in 2009. He has released two solo hip hop records The Massive EP and World Goes to Pieces; two self-published books The Clocks and Parang; and a self-titled album with international hip hop group MoneyKat. His debut novel Here Come the Dogs was published in 2014 and was long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award. In 2015 Omar was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist.