Alan Jefferies is an Australian-born poet and children’s author who lived in Hong Kong from 1998 to 2007. He has published five books of poems but is probably best known for his children’s book The Crocodile who Wanted to be Famous (Sixth Finger Press) which is based on the life of Hong Kong’s celebrity crocodile Pui Pui. He now lives in Brisbane and is a frequent visitor to Hong Kong.