Rusty Young is the author of the international bestseller Marching Powder, the true story of an English drug smuggler in Bolivia's notorious San Pedro Prison. He grew up in Sydney, and studied Finance and Law at the University of New South Wales. However, following the global success of Marching Powder he settled in BogotB, Colombia for seven years. Since 2011, Rusty's house in BogotB has been the headquarters for a local charity that supports former child soldiers exiting the civil war, teaching them valuable life skills. Colombiano is his first novel.