Alan Jefferies (born 1957) is an Australian poet and children’s author who lived in Hong Kong until recently. Born in Brisbane he grew up in Cleveland on the Queensland coast, Jefferies published his first poems in 1976 and since then his work has appeared in magazines and newspapers in Australia and overseas. He has published four books of poetry in Australia including Blood Angels: Poems 1976-1999 (Cerberus, 1997). In 1998 Jefferies was – with Kit Kelen and Mani Rao– one of the founders of the Hong Kong Outloud poetry readings. His 2004 bilingual children’s book The crocodile Who Wanted to be Famous attracted widespread interest from the English and the Chinese press.