Katherine Tamiko Arguile


Born and raised in Tokyo, Katherine Tamiko Arguile is a Japanese-British-Australian arts journalist and author. She migrated from London to Adelaide in 2008, where she now lives beside the sea. A graduate of Cambridge University, she has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide. Besides working as an author, she [...]

Alannah & Madeline Foundation


The Alannah & Madeline Foundation is a leading national not-for-profit organisation protecting children from violence and bullying. Established in 1997, the Foundation was set up in memory of Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged 6 and 3, who were tragically killed with their mother and 32 others at Port Arthur, Tasmania, on 28 April [...]

Melissa Ashley


Photo: David Merrylees 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 [...]

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


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 [...]