John Bishop’s play The Greatest Woman in the World was produced in Perth in 2007. It was the only playscript nominated for the WA Premier’s Book Awards for that year and it contained the role of the young Maria Montessori for which Rebecca Davis won Best Actress in the Perth Equity Guild Awards. John’s other stage plays include Collisions, which was selected for the Australian Script Centre's collection, and An Agent Of Change, which has won awards for each of three productions and was produced for Canberra Community Radio. His radio play An End To The Partnership was broadcast on ABC Radio National's Airplay. What Lies Buried is his first novel. It started as the plot for a play but outgrew the possibilities of stage presentation when script assessors wanted to know more and more about the background of the characters.