Sophie Smith

2018-04-26T15:32:09+00:00

Photo: Grant Brooks Sophie Smith continues to manage and run for the charity she started with her partner Ash – to date the charity has raised $2.5 million, directly benefitting approximately 4000 babies, and has had over 1500 runners. In 2017 the Running for Premature Babies Foundation began a new chapter, [...]

Marty Wilson

2018-05-23T14:16:24+00:00

Marty Wilson is a pharmacist turned award-winning advertising copywriter turned stand-up comic turned bestselling author and speaker. He has spoken to over 500,000 people since he first leapt up on stage in 1997. Within 12 months Marty appeared on The Footy Show, and travelled to the UK to become a full-time stand-up. He [...]

Jane Godwin

2018-04-24T15:46:22+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 [...]

Pat Cunnane

2018-03-28T10:27:19+00:00

Pat Cunnane was President Barack Obama’s Senior Writer and Deputy Director of Messaging at the White House where he worked for six years in many roles, responsible for everything from travelling with the President across the country and around the world on Air Force One to writing statements, jokes, op-eds, and more in [...]

Melissa Ashley

2018-03-28T10:49:58+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

2018-04-20T14:18:21+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