L J Ritchie completed the Whitireia Creative Writing Programme in 2013. Like Nobody's Watching is his first novel. His interest in surveillance culture was sparked during his undergraduate study and developed further during his teacher training. He was born in Wellington in 1987.
Is there any such thing as privacy in the age of social media and smart phones? Exciting new YA thriller novelist LJ Ritchie talks to author Nicky Hager about the realities - and unjustified fears - of state surveillance.