C.W. (Bill) Watson, an Emeritus Professor of Anthropology of the University of Kent, has done extensive fieldwork in Indonesia. In addition to his numerous scholarly articles on Islam, politics, and modern Indonesian literature, he is the author of two books about autobiography and recent Indonesian history. He more recent love of Sundanese literature can be seen in his recent publication, In the Small Hours of the Night (Lontar, 2019), the first-ever anthology of modern Sundanese stories in English translation. And his knowledge of the island of Lombok (where his daughter lives) is evident in Murder in Tropical Blue.