Sharon Pywell


Sharon Pywell’s previous works include What Happened to Henry and Everything After, novels that attracted critical praise from publications as diverse as Kirkus Reviews and People Magazine (published as Who in Australia), and comparisons with the works of writers like Jane Smiley.Pywell opened her first romance novel one night when snowed into an Alaskan [...]

Rebecca Shaw


Rebecca Shaw (aka Brocklesnitch) is a writer, co-host of Bring A Plate podcast and creator of the parody Twitter account @NoToFeminism. She is a contributing editor for the Kill Your Darlings journal, one of the team at The Backburner and SBS Comedy, and has written for Junkee, Daily Life and The Guardian. She is also [...]

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 [...]

Ade Djajamihardja & Kate Stephens


Ade Djajamihardja has been a screen media professional for nearly thirty years, at both national and international levels. He worked for such iconic Australian programs as Countdown Revolution, The Big Gig, DAAS Kapital, The Late Show and Phoenix, and he co-produced the biggest historical epic film in Malaysia’s history: Puteri Gunung Ledang (A Legendary Love), [...]

Michael Sexton


Michael Sexton is a journalist with thirty years’ experience in Australia and abroad. He has worked in news, current affairs and documentary. His interest in Australian Rules football has seen him awarded eight SANFL media awards for excellence. Titles by Michael Sexton

Alecia Simmonds


Alecia Simmonds is a regular writer for Fairfax Media’sDaily Life and a postdoctoral fellow in law at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her columns have been published in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,Arena, Womankind and The Guardian. Wild Man is her first book. Titles by Alecia Simmonds

Leah Swann


Leah Swann has worked in public relations, journalism and speechwriting. Bearings is her first book and was shortlisted for the Dobbie Award in 2012. Her short fiction was published in The Best Australian Stories in 2011 and 2014, Australian Love Stories, and other anthologies and journals. She is also the author ofThe Ragnor Trilogy [...]

Gretchen Shirm


Gretchen Shirm is a writer and lawyer. She has been published in The Best Australian Stories, Etchings, Wet Ink, and Southerly. She was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Australian Novelists for her collection, Having Cried Wolf. Titles by Gretchen Shirm

Emmett Stinson


Emmett Stinson was born in the United States in 1977. He moved to Adelaide in 2004, where he pursued an MA in Creative Writing. He has received The Age Short Story Award, the ArtsSA Creative Writing Award, a Lannan Poetry Fellowship and the Wagner Medal for Fiction. His essays, fiction and poetry have appeared [...]

Fiona Scott-Norman


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

Rochelle Siemienowicz

Rochelle Siemienowicz is a highly regarded film critic, journalist, editor and columnist. She has a PhD in Australian cinema and was the long-time film editor for The Big Issue. Her work has been published widely, including in The Age, Kill Your Darlings, The Big Issue, ScreenHub and SBS Movie. Titles by Rochelle Siemienowicz [...]

Jenny Sinclair

Jenny Sinclair is a Melbourne writer. She was previously a staff reporter for The Age. Her fiction and non-fiction has been published in various newspapers, magazines and literary journals. Titles by Jenny Sinclair

Helen Sage

Helen Sage grew up on a farm in Victoria and now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She began writing after her daughter Jayne’s accident, in search of new moorings in a world turned upside down. A Flower Between the Cracks is her first book. Titles by Helen Sage

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