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 [...]

Hung Le

2018-03-13T11:47:38+00:00

Hung Le is a violinist turned comedian who first made his mark in 1987 as the winner of Hey Hey It’s Saturday’s Red Faces (Australia’s top rating national variety show). Since then he has appeared at numerous comedy festivals and venues both here and overseas. The Vietnamese-born performer, now based in Melbourne, has [...]

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