Melissa Ashley


 Melissa Ashley is a writer, poet, birder and academic who tutors in poetry and creative writing at the University of Queensland. She has published a collection of poems, The Hospital for Dolls, short stories, essays and articles. What started out as research for a PhD dissertation on Elizabeth Gould became a labour of love and [...]

Ros Almond


Ros Almond has a PhD in Australian Literature (aka a Doctorate of Watching Animal Videos on YouTube while Quietly Sobbing into Two-Minute Noodles). She teaches literature and works as an editor, and will happily talk about dogs for as long as anyone will listen. Titles by Ros Almond [...]

Tony Atkinson with Lynn Smailes

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Tony Atkinson was born in London in 1929. He worked as a casual footman for the Royal family and as a waiter in London while he was training to be a doctor at Guy’s Hospital. Tony and his wife, Terry, brought their young family to Australia in 1962, and they settled in the northern [...]

Ruby Ashby Orr


Ruby is an editor at Affirm Press and even writes books for us such as Death by Coconut and Greatest Sporting Moustaches and co-writing The Home Barista. Ruby is quite possibly the best baker in the office and is known for being the first on the dance floor whenever the opportunity arises. Titles by Ruby [...]

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