Alison Lester

2018-01-30T12:07:18+00:00

Alison grew up on a farm overlooking the sea and first rode a horse as a baby in her father’s arms. She still lives in the country and still rides her horse whenever she can. Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging children to believe in themselves and celebrate the [...]

Jane Godwin

2018-01-30T12:05:49+00:00

Jane Godwin is an Australian children’s book publisher, and also the highly acclaimed author of over twenty books for young people, across all styles and ages. Her work is published internationally and she has received many commendations, including the Queensland Premier’s Award, the Aurealis Award and the Animal Welfare Award, and shortlistings in [...]

Jimmy Thomson

2018-01-30T12:05:39+00:00

Jimmy Thomson has written three military histories of sappers (Army Engineers), a true crime memoir set in Kings Cross and the biographies of cricketer Shane Watson and dual rugby internationalist Wendell Sailor. He is also a successful TV scriptwriter, having created three TV drama series: Breakers (set in Bondi), Crash Palace (set in [...]

Tony Martin

2018-02-20T09:43:27+00:00

New Zealand-born Tony Martin was a writer and performer on cult TV comedies The D-Generation and The Late Show, one half of radio’s Martin/Molloy, and the creator of Get This. He wrote and directed the movie Bad Eggs, and appeared in The Castle, Crackerjack, Kath & Kim and Thank God You’re Here. He [...]

Melissa Ashley

2017-02-23T10:30:13+00:00

Photo: Vikki Lambert 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 [...]

Paddy O’Reilly

2017-02-08T13:47:12+00:00

Paddy O’Reilly is the author of three novels, two collections of award-winning short stories, and a novella. Her novels have been shortlisted for major awards, and her stories have been widely published, anthologised and broadcast in Australia and overseas. Titles by Paddy O'Reilly

Fiona Scott-Norman

2017-02-08T13:47:12+00:00

Fiona Scott-Norman is a Melbourne-based comedian, writer and broadcaster. She writes for The Big Issue and is a regular on ABC Radio. Titles by Fiona Scott-Norman