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Adams, Phillip

Adams, Phillip

Phillip Adams is one of Australia’s best-known broadcasters and a highly popular columnist for The Australian’s weekend magazine. Bedtime Stories is his 19th book.

Alizadeh, Ali

Alizadeh, Ali

Ali Alizadeh is a writer of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama and literary criticism. Ashes in the Air is his sixth book.

Allen, Margaret

Allen, Margaret

Margaret Allen is the CEO and State Librarian of the State Library of Western Australia.

Armstrong, Brian

Armstrong, Brian

Brian Armstrong is an Australian journalist, filmmaker and the author of The Exotic Booze Club .

Asphyxia

Asphyxia

Asphyxia is a circus performer turned puppeteer and a writer.

Atwood, Margaret

Atwood, Margaret

Margaret Atwood is a giant of modern literature, and the recipient of numerous awards including the Man Booker Prize. She is best known for classics such as The Handmaid’s Tale, The Blind Assassin and her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood.

Avery, Sean E

Avery, Sean E

Sean E Avery is a writer and illustrator of children’s picture books, graphic designer and sculptor. All Monkeys Love Bananas is his first picture book.

Barker, Dawn

Barker, Dawn

Dr Dawn Barker is a Child Psychiatrist. She grew up in Scotland, and studied Medicine at Aberdeen University. In 2001 she moved to Australia, completed her psychiatric training and began writing.

Bartlett, Myke

Bartlett, Myke

Myke Bartlett is a journalist who writes about politics, movies, pop culture and rock music. Fire in the Sea is his novel for young adults.

Basu, Kunal

Basu, Kunal

Kunal Basu was born in Calcutta and is the author of four novels, The Yellow Emperor’s Cure, The Opium Clerk, The Miniaturist and Racists, in addition to a book of short stories called The Japanese Wife.

Bilal, Parker

Bilal, Parker

Parker Bilal is the pen name of Jamal Mahjoub and has published seven critically acclaimed literary novels, which have been widely translated. His most recent book, Dogstar Rising, is part of his Detective Makana series.

Bird, Delys

Bird, Delys

Delys Bird is a Senior Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Humanities, UWA. She is a long-time co-editor of Westerly, and Chair of the Board of writingWA.

Blackadder, Jesse

Blackadder, Jesse

Jesse Blackadder is an award-winning short-story writer and freelance journalist, fascinated by landscapes and belonging. Chasing the Light, her latest novel, is about the first woman to reach Antarctica.

Blair, Karen

Blair, Karen

Karen Blair works part time as a primary school art teacher whilst continuing her career in picture book illustration. Granny Grommet and Me is her most recent book.

Blair, Wayne

Blair, Wayne

Wayne Blair's debut feature film The Sapphires had its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival and became the highest grossing Australian film of 2012.

Bolleter, Julian

Bolleter, Julian

Julian Bolleter is an awarded landscape architect who lectures and researches at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC). His latest work is Made in Australia.

Bongiorno, Frank

Bongiorno, Frank

Frank Bongiorno is the author of The Sex Lives of Australians. He is Associate Professor of History at the Australian National University and has been a regular contributor to The Canberra Times.

Bradley, James

Bradley, James

James Bradley is the author of three novels, Wrack, The Deep Field and The Resurrectionist, and a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus. He is also the editor of The Penguin Book of the Ocean. In 2012 he was awarded the Pascall Prize for Criticism.

Burkeman, Oliver

Burkeman, Oliver

Oliver Burkeman is a feature writer for The Guardian. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Esquire, Elle, GQ, The Observer and The New Republic. The Antidote is his latest book.

Burrows, Deborah

Burrows, Deborah

Deborah Burrows is a lawyer and writer. A Stranger in My Street was her first novel. She lives in Perth.

Button, James

Button, James

James Button worked as a speechwriter to former prime minister, Kevin Rudd, and has also been a journalist for Fairfax. Speechless is a highly personal account of his time in Canberra.

Cantwell AO DSC, Major General John

Cantwell AO DSC, Major General John

John Cantwell is former deputy chief of the army. He retired from the Australian Army in 2012 after a 38-year career. Exit Wounds is his personal account of life in the Army.

Carmody, Isobelle

Carmody, Isobelle

Isobelle Carmody has written some of our greatest works of fantasy and is best known for The Obernewtyn Chronicles. Short story collections Green Monkey Dreams and Metro Winds are her latest books.

Carter, Alan

Carter, Alan

Alan Carter’s is the author of crime novel, PRIME CUT, and an established director of TV documentaries including the SBS series WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? His second novel is due out late 2013.

Casella, Antonio

Casella, Antonio

Antonio Casella's body of work includes the novels: Southfalia, The Sensualist, Men and Fathers. An Olive Branch for Sante, his new novel, is due to be published in early 2013.

Castles, Belinda

Castles, Belinda

Belinda Castles works as an editor and is the author of Falling Woman and The River Baptists. Hannah and Emil is her newest book.

Champion, Michael

Champion, Michael

Michael Champion (PhD, London) teaches classics and medieval and early modern studies at the University of Western Australia. He is an expert on the intellectual and cultural history of late antiquity.

Chan, Lily

Chan, Lily

Lily Chan was born in Kyoto and now resides in Melbourne. Toyo is her debut novel and is part memoir, part fiction.

Chapman, Emma

Chapman, Emma

Emma Chapman currently lives in Perth. How to be a Good Wife is her debut novel.

Cohen, David

Cohen, David

David Cohen reports on crime, Claremont, and Cottesloe for POST Newspapers, and tutors journalism students at Curtin University. His novels and short stories have been rejected by many publishers.

Cook, Ian

Cook, Ian

Ian Cook teaches Australian politics, political philosophy and media politics at Murdoch University and is the co-author/editor of three texts on Australian politics.

Cornes, Jane

Cornes, Jane

Jane is an award-winning wordsmith and magazine editor with more than 20 years' experience as a features writer, writing teacher and journalist.

Courcy, Anne de

Courcy, Anne de

Anne de Courcy is a revered writer and journalist. In the 1970s she was Woman’s Editor on the London Evening News and is also a former featurewriter for both the Evening Standard and the Daily Mail. The Fishing Fleet is her new book.

Crespigny, Robin de

Crespigny, Robin de

Robin de Crespigny is a filmmaker. She spent three years working with Ali Al Jenabi to write his story for her first book, The People Smuggler.

Croome, Andrew

Croome, Andrew

Andrew Croome is a writer and reviewer. His first work of fiction was Document Z, a historical novel about the Cold War. His new book is the intriguing spy thriller Midnight Empire.

Curtin, Amanda

Curtin, Amanda

Amanda Curtin is a writer and freelance book editor who has won many Australian literary awards.

Davies, Bonnie

Davies, Bonnie

Bonnie Davies, a comedian from Perth, performed her first solo show in Edinburgh 2011 and can be seen regularly at local venues, festivals and occasionally her parents kitchen.

Davies, Justin

Davies, Justin

Justin runs Comedy at Lime Pictures, which is the UK's largest regional indie and producer of Hollyoaks, Geordie Shore and the smash hit The Only Way is Essex. He also works closely with Australian producers.

DeNeefe, Janet

DeNeefe, Janet

Janet teaches Indonesian cooking at her Casa Luna cooking school and is the author of Fragrant Rice, Bali: The Food of My Island Home and To Stir With Love: Musings on Living, Loving and Cooking in Bali.

Dessaix, Robert

Dessaix, Robert

Robert Dessaix is a writer, translator, broadcaster and occasional essayist. As I Was Saying, a collection of musings, is his latest work.

Diamond, Jared

Diamond, Jared

Jared Diamond is the author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, and international bestseller Collapse. His writing has been influential in the fields of anthropology, biology, ornithology, ecology and history.

Dodge, Alan R

Dodge, Alan R

Alan R Dodge is an art advisor and the former director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Doust, Jon

Doust, Jon

Jon Doust is a writer, professional speaker, big ideas inspirer and community projects facilitator. His latest novel is To the Highlands.

Fatin, Meri

Fatin, Meri

Meri Fatin is a presenter on RTRFM, producer at 720 ABC Perth and host of the Fremantle Arts Centre’s annual Fashion Talks series.

Flint, Shamini

Flint, Shamini

Shamini Flint lives in Singapore and is a writer, part-time lecturer and environmental activist. A Curious Indian Cadaver is the latest in her Inspector Singh Investigates series.

Foley, James

Foley, James

James Foley is an illustrator best known for The Last Viking. In the Lion is his latest picture book.

Foster, Sara

Foster, Sara

Sara Foster divides her time between writing, book editing and being a mum. Her passions include the natural world, photography and travel. She is the author of three novels.

Foster, Zoë

Foster, Zoë

Zoë Foster has been an editor, columnist and magazine beauty director. She is the author of three novels, the most recent being, The Younger Man.

Freeman, John

Freeman, John

John Freeman is an award-winning writer and book critic who has written for the New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian and the Wall Street Journal. He is the Editor-In-Chief of Granta and lives in New York.

Funder, Anna

Funder, Anna

Anna Funder is the author of the international bestsellers Stasiland and All That I Am. She is widely considered one of Australia’s brightest literary stars.

Gallop, Geoff

Gallop, Geoff

Geoff Gallop was the premier of Western Australia from 2001 to 2006 and is currently the Director of the Graduate School of Government at The University of Sydney. Politics, Society, Self is his latest work.

Glance, Vivienne

Glance, Vivienne

Vivienne is a poet and a playwright. Her poetry collections are A Simple Rain and The Softness of Water and her poems are published in anthologies and journals. Her plays have been produced in Australia and overseas.

Gordon, Gus

Gordon, Gus

Gus Gordon is an illustrator and author. His first picture book, Wendy, is about a motorcycle-riding stunt chicken. Herman and Rosie is his second picture book.

Gregory, Jenny

Gregory, Jenny

Jenny Gregory is a Professor of History at The University of Western Australia.

Grenville, Kate

Grenville, Kate

Kate Grenville is one of Australia’s finest writers. Sarah Thornhill is the sequel to her bestselling novel, The Secret River.

Griffiths, Andy

Griffiths, Andy

Andy Griffiths is the author of over 20 books, including nonsense verse, short stories, comic novels and plays. The 26-Storey Treehouse is his latest hilarious children’s book.

Haddrick, Greg

Haddrick, Greg

With multiple awards to his credit, Greg Haddrick is one of Australia’s leading writer/producers.

Haigh, Gideon

Haigh, Gideon

Gideon Haigh has been writing about sport and business for more than 20 years. He wrote regularly for The Guardian during the 2006–07 Ashes series. His latest books are The Office and On Warne.

Halloran, Jacinta

Halloran, Jacinta

Jacinta Halloran works as a GP in Melbourne. She is the author of two novels, Dissection and Pilgrimage, and her short stories have been published in numerous publications.

Harman, John

Harman, John

John Harman is a novelist, journalist, film and television scriptwriter, and is frequently commissioned as a ghost-writer.

Haskell, Dennis

Haskell, Dennis

Dennis Haskell is an Emeritus Professor of English in the School of Humanities at The University of Western Australia

Heiss, Anita

Heiss, Anita

Anita Heiss is a writer, poet, activist, social commentator and academic. She is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales. Am I Black Enough for You? is her latest book.

Heller, Peter

Heller, Peter

Peter Heller is an award-winning adventure writer and author of several nonfiction books. The Dog Stars is his debut novel.

Hill, David

Hill, David

David Hill has been chairman then managing director of the ABC and is the author of the bestsellers The Forgotten Children and 1788. He lives in Sydney.

Hirata, Andrea

Hirata, Andrea

Andrea Hirata was born in Indonesia. In 2004, Hirata was a tsunami disaster relief volunteer in Aceh, seeing the devastation prompted him to write an autobiographic novel about his childhood, The Rainbow Troops.

Hoang, Carina

Hoang, Carina

Carina Oanh Hoang - Author/Editor of Boat People: Personal Stories from the Vietnamese Exodus and Special Representative for UNHCR in Australia

Holland, Tom

Holland, Tom

Tom Holland is the author of Rubicon, Persian Fire and the highly acclaimed Millennium in addition to his latest novel, In the Shadow of the Sword. He has adapted Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and Virgil for BBC Radio and writes both fiction and nonfiction.

Hughes-Odgers, Kyle

Hughes-Odgers, Kyle

Kyle Hughes-Odgers is a painter, illustrator and installation artist. He illustrated the picture book Ten Tiny Things.

Jansen, Ara

Jansen, Ara

From marathons to minnows, sheep dogs to Snoop Dogg, Ara Jansen’s writing history is extremely diverse. A journalist for more than two decades she’s fascinated by people’s stories.

Johnson, Scott

Johnson, Scott

Scott Johnson covered the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa, as a journalist, reporting on politics and current affairs. The Wolf and the Watchman tells of his CIA childhood.

Johnson, Susan

Johnson, Susan

Susan Johnson is a novelist and memoirist. Her books include A Better Woman, Hungry Ghosts, Women Love Sex, Life in Seven Mistakes, The Broken Book and most recently My Hundred Lovers.

Jordan, Toni

Jordan, Toni

Toni Jordan’s debut novel was the award-winning Addition. Her most recent novel is the highly acclaimed Nine Days.

Karimi, Kooshyar

Karimi, Kooshyar

Kooshyar Karimi was born in Teheran, Iran. I Confess is his story of survival after being kidnapped by the Islamic Secret Service.

Koval, Ramona

Koval, Ramona

Ramona Koval is a writer, journalist and broadcaster. She is the editor of Best Australian Essays and was the presenter of ABC Radio National’s The Book Show. Her most recent book is By the Book.

Kretser, Michelle de

Kretser, Michelle de

Michelle de Kretser is the author of The Rose Grower, The Hamilton Case, The Lost Dog and most recently Questions of Travel.

Kwaymullina, Ambelin

Kwaymullina, Ambelin

Ambelin Kwaymullina teaches law and illustrates picture books. The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf is her first novel.

Larkin, LA

Larkin, LA

LA Larkin divides her time between writing thrillers, public speaking engagements and running thriller-writing courses. Thirst is her latest novel.

Lavell, Iris

Lavell, Iris

Iris Lavell is a playwright, author, actor and psychologist. Elsewhere in Success is her first novel.

Law, Benjamin

Law, Benjamin

Benjamin Law is the author of Gaysia and The Family Law. He is a contributor to Frankie magazine and his writing has also appeared in The Monthly, The Big Issue and The Courier-Mail.

Lawrinson, Julia

Lawrinson, Julia

Julia Lawrinson is currently Principal Research Officer attached to the Committees of the Legislative Assembly in Perth. Her Young Adult books include: Obsession, Bye, Beautiful, The Push, and most recently Losing It.

Lee, Bevan

Lee, Bevan

Perth-born Bevan has been a central figure in Australian commercial television writing for over thirty years.

Leonhardt, Lynne

Leonhardt, Lynne

Lynne Leonhardt was born in the South West of Western Australia and grew up on an orchard in a small rural community. Finding Jasper is her first book.

Lester, Alison

Lester, Alison

Alison Lester is current Children’s Laureate and is best known for her picture books: Are We There Yet?, Running with the Horses, One Small Island and most recently Sophie Scott Goes South.

Lester, Natasha

Lester, Natasha

Natasha Lester’s short stories and poems have been widely published in journals such as Overland, Indigo Journal and Wet Ink. Her second novel is If I Should Lose You.

Leunig, Michael

Leunig, Michael

Michael Leunig has been drawing and writing for Australian newspapers since 1965. His most recent book is The Essential Leunig: Cartoons from a Winding Path.

Lewis, Steve

Lewis, Steve

Steve Lewis has been reporting politics since 1992 and has survived the near collapse of the Fairfax media group and three prime ministers. The Marmalade Files is his first book, co-written with colleague Chris Uhlmann.

Lovitt, Zane

Lovitt, Zane

Zane Lovitt was a documentary filmmaker before turning his hand to crime fiction. The Midnight Promise is his latest book.

Lush, James

Lush, James

James has presented Saturday Breakfast on 720ABC Perth for the past 5 years with the aim of bringing challenging and inspirational guests to a large weekend audience.

Malkoic, Tony

Malkoic, Tony

Tony Malkovic is a freelance writer/journalist, presenter and runs Hyde Park Media, a company that helps people improve their writing and communication skills.

Marr, David

Marr, David

David Marr is an author, journalist, editor, reporter and presenter. Quarterly Essay 47:Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott is his latest work.

Masters, Chris

Masters, Chris

Chris Masters is Australia’s best-known investigative reporter and is the author of the bestselling book, Jonestown. His latest book is Uncommon Soldier.

Mateer, John

Mateer, John

John Mateer is an award-winning poet. Southern Barbarians is his 17th collection of poems published in Australia.

McConnochie, Mardi

McConnochie, Mardi

Mardi McConnochie is the author of four novels, her most recent being The Voyagers. She has also written scripts for Home and Away, McLeod’s Daughters, Always Greener and Pacific Drive.

McGlade, Hannah

McGlade, Hannah

Hannah McGlade specialises in human rights law and her work has been the subject of many publications and test cases concerning Aboriginal human rights.

McKew, Maxine

McKew, Maxine

Maxine McKew’s 30-year career spans both politics and journalism. Her first book is Tales from the Political Trenches.

McKinlay, Meg

McKinlay, Meg

Meg McKinlay is a children’s writer and poet. Definitely No Ducks is the sequel to her bestselling Duck for a Day.

McMullin, Ross

McMullin, Ross

Ross McMullin is a historian and biographer whose latest work, Farewell, Dear People, is about Australia’s lost generation.

Meek, James

Meek, James

James Meek is the author of highly acclaimed novels, The People’s Act of Love and We are Now Beginning our Descent. His journalism has won a number of British and international awards. The Heart Broke In, his latest novel, is epic in scope and full of scandal, moral dilemmas and love.

Mellet, Geraldine

Mellet, Geraldine

Geraldine Mellet has worked as a radio and TV broadcaster, columnist, scriptwriter, MC and media coach. She is currently Western Australian coordinator of the Every Australian Counts campaign lobbying for a National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Merrick, Helen

Merrick, Helen

Dr Helen Merrick is a critic and editor specialising in science fiction/fantasy and women’s fiction.

Meyer, Angela

Meyer, Angela

Angela Meyer is a Melbourne-based writer, reviewer and blogger at literaryminded.com.au.

Midalia, Susan

Midalia, Susan

Susan Midalia is a writer and freelance editor who conducts workshops on short story writing. Her latest collection of short stories is entitled An Unknown Sky.

Miéville, China

Miéville, China

China Miéville’s work has drawn comparison with the works of Kafka, Orwell and Philip K. Dick. Railsea, a wildly inventive fantasy, is his latest work.

Modjeska, Drusilla

Modjeska, Drusilla

Drusilla Modjeska is one of Australia’s most acclaimed writers and the author of bestselling Stravinsky’s Lunch. The Mountain is her first novel.

Morley, David

Morley, David

David Morley’s poetry, including his collection Enchantment, has won many awards. He coedited The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing in 2012.

Napoleoni, Loretta

Napoleoni, Loretta

Loretta Napoleoni is the bestselling author of Maonomics, Rogue Economics, Terror Incorporated, Insurgent Iraq and now 10 Years that Shook the World. She is an expert on terrorist financing and is a regular media commentator for CNN, Sky and BBC, as well as columnist for several European financial papers.

Neill, Rosemary

Neill, Rosemary

Rosemary Neill is a Walkley-Award winning journalist for The Australian. Her book, White Out: How Politics is Killing Black Australia, was shortlisted in the NSW and Premier’s Literary Awards.

Norfolk, Lawrence

Norfolk, Lawrence

Lawrence Norfolk is the bestselling author of Lemprière’s Dictionary, The Pope’s Rhinoceros, In the Shape of a Boar and most recently John Saturnall’s Feast. His journalism and reviews have appeared in newspapers and magazines throughout Europe and America.

Overington, Caroline

Overington, Caroline

Caroline Overington has written four novels: Ghost Child, I Came to Say Goodbye, Matilda is Missing and most recently Sisters of Mercy.

Owen, Chris

Owen, Chris

Chris Owen is a former radio journalist and newsreader. My Superhero is his first book for children.

Payne, Rob

Payne, Rob

Rob Payne is the author of five comedic novels, including Sushi Daze and Working Class Zero. He has done one ill-advised comedy show, written sketch comedy and in 2012 covered the Perth International Comedy Festival for the West Australian.

Petrarca, David

Petrarca, David

David Petrarca is an American director and producer of theatre, television and film. His recent work as a director includes HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Big Love, Hung and True Blood.

Piper, Ailsa

Piper, Ailsa

Ailsa Piper has worked as a writer, theatre director, teacher, radio broadcaster, speaker and actor. Her book Sinning Across Spain follows her journey from Granada to Galicia.

Poole, Steven

Poole, Steven

Steven Poole is the author of Trigger Happy, Unspeak and now You Aren’t What You Eat. He has written extensively on books and culture for The Guardian and other publications, and has appeared on BBC television, BBC radio, NPR and ABC radio.

Powers, Kevin

Powers, Kevin

Kevin Powers served in the US Army in 2004 and 2005 in Iraq, where he was deployed as a machine gunner in Mosul and Tal Afar. The Yellow Birds is his debut novel.

Reid, Ian

Reid, Ian

Ian Reid is a widely published author of literary and historical nonfiction. He is a Winthrop Professor at The University of Western Australia and Emeritus Professor at Curtin University. That Untravelled World is his latest book.

Robb, Peter

Robb, Peter

Peter Robb is the author of Midnight in Sicily, M, A Death in Brazil and Streetfight in Naples. His latest book is Lives.

Robertson, Rachel

Robertson, Rachel

Rachel Robertson is the author of the memoir Reaching One Thousand and a lecturer in Professional Writing and Publishing at Curtin University.

Romei, Stephen

Romei, Stephen

Stephen Romei is The Australian’s Literary Editor.

Rothwell, Nicolas

Rothwell, Nicolas

Nicolas Rothwell is the award-winning author of Heaven and Earth, Wings of the Kite-Hawk, Another Country, The Red Highway and Journeys to the Interior. Belomor is his latest novel.

Russell, Bruce

Russell, Bruce

Bruce Russell published his award-winning first novel, Jacob’s Air, in the 1990s. Two more novels followed: The Chelsea Manifesto (1999) and Channelling Henry (2003), set in New York. This year will see the launch of his new novel Reunion.

Sayer, Rosemary

Sayer, Rosemary

Rosemary Sayer is an international business communications professional and published author of two biographies. She has served on the board of writingWA for three years.

Schladow, Sarah

Schladow, Sarah

Dr Sarah Schladow is a businesswoman and an academic with a broad range of cultural and literary interests. She has taught at Curtin University, and presented Full Circle radio program on RTRFM for many years.

Scourfield, Stephen

Scourfield, Stephen

Stephen Scourfield is a writer who is passionate about travel, music and the wide brown land of Australia. His books include Other Country and most recently As the River Runs.

Sibree, Bron

Sibree, Bron

Bron Sibree is an Australian freelance journalist who has made a successful living writing for various publications in Australia and Asia for 20 years.

Simsion, Graeme

Simsion, Graeme

Graeme Simsion is an IT consultant and data analyst, and a Senior Research Fellow at Melbourne University. His novel The Rosie Project is based on his screenplay of the same name.

Smith, Annabel

Smith, Annabel

Annabel Smith’s first novel was A New Map of the Universe; her latest book is Whisky, Charlie, Foxtrot.

Soueif, Ahdaf

Soueif, Ahdaf

Ahdaf Soueif is one of the most respected voices in journalism and political commentary, as well as one of literature’s leading lights. She was born in Cairo and is the author of Aisha, Sandpiper, In the Eye of the Sun and the bestselling novel The Map of Love, as well as her latest work, Cairo.

Soutphommasane, Tim

Soutphommasane, Tim

Dr Tim Soutphommasane is a political theorist/philosopher and commentator, lecturer at Monash University, and columnist with The Age. Don’t Go Back To Where You Came From: Why Multiculturalism Works is his latest book.

St Aubyn, Edward

St Aubyn, Edward

Edward St Aubyn has been compared to literary greats such as Evelyn Waugh and Oscar Wilde. His superbly acclaimed Melrose novels are Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother’s Milk and At Last.

Swift, Glenn B

Swift, Glenn B

Glenn B Swift is a distinctly West Australian Storyteller and performs regularly at Perth Zoo, community events, literary festivals and suburban and country libraries.

Thien, Madeleine

Thien, Madeleine

Madeleine Thien is the author of the collection of short stories Simple Recipes and the novels Certainty and Dogs at the Perimeter.

Thompson Walker, Karen

Thompson Walker, Karen

Karen Thompson Walker is a former book editor, who wrote The Age of Miracles in the mornings before work. She lives in Brooklyn and is a fast-rising literary star.

Tilbrook, Gene

Tilbrook, Gene

Gene Tilbrook’s is a member of the board of PIAF and Bell Shakespeare; a councilor of Curtin University; a director of companies in infrastructure, transport, property and manufacturing; and an occasional speaker on economic and corporate trends.

Tingle, Laura

Tingle, Laura

Laura Tingle is political editor of The Australian Financial Review. She appears regularly on Radio National’s Late Night Live and ABC-TV’s Insiders. Her latest work is Quarterly Essay 46: Great Expectations.

Touchell, Dianne

Touchell, Dianne

Dianne Touchell is a Western Australian author whose hilarious and heartbreaking debut novel is Creepy & Maud.

Uhlmann, Chris

Uhlmann, Chris

Chris Uhlmann is one of Australia’s best-known and most respected political broadcasters. He has joined creative forces with Steve Lewis and written The Marmalade Files.

Uren, David

Uren, David

David Uren is the author of The Kingdom and the Quarry: China, Australia, Fear and Greed; and is the economics editor of The Australian.

Van der Eecken, Tineke

Van der Eecken, Tineke

Tineke Van der Eecken is a Belgian-born multilingual Australian writer and is the author of 'Cafe d'Afrique’. She writes and performs multilingual poetry, which won awards at the 2011 Ubud Readers and Writers Festival and the 2011 Karen W Treanor Poetry Prize.

Van Loon, Julienne

Van Loon, Julienne

Julienne van Loon is a Senior Lecturer in creative writing at Curtin University and author of several fiction and nonfiction works.

Wakefield, Vikki

Wakefield, Vikki

Vikki Wakefield’s first novel for Young Adults is All I Ever Wanted, her second novel is Friday Brown

Warhaft, Sally

Warhaft, Sally

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and former editor of The Monthly magazine. She is the author of Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia and is the host of the Wheeler Centre’s Fifth Estate series.

Williamson, Geordie

Williamson, Geordie

Geordie Williamson is Chief Literary Critic of The Australian newspaper. The Burning Library is his first book.

Wilson, Joshua

Wilson, Joshua

Josh Wilson is the Deputy Mayor of the City of Fremantle and has published travel writing, short fiction and literary journalism.

Wolfer, Dianne

Wolfer, Dianne

Dianne Wolfer is author of 12 books for teenagers and younger readers. She has two new books, Lighthorse Boy and Granny, Grommet and Me.

Worland, Steve

Worland, Steve

Steve Worland has worked extensively in film and television in Australia and America. Velocity is his latest book.

Yeoman, William

Yeoman, William

William Yeoman is Books Editor and Senior Arts Writer for The West Australian.

Young, Damon

Young, Damon

Damon Young is a philosopher and writer. He has written for The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, ABC and BBC, and is a frequent radio guest. Damon has also published poetry and short fiction. Philosophy in the Garden is his latest work.

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