Sophie Smith


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, [...]

Kevin Sheedy


Kevin Sheedy is one of the Australian Football League’s most enduring figures. A player and coach over five decades, Kevin has an unsurpassed record of involvement in over 1000 games and seven premierships. He began his career at Prahran Football Club in the Victorian Football Association in 1964. After playing in a premiership [...]

Charlotte Smith


Charlotte Smith is the owner of The Darnell Collection and the author of One Enchanted Evening, Dreaming of Dior and Dreaming of Chanel. Inheriting a vintage fashion collection of more than 3000 treasures from her Quaker godmother Doris Darnell in 2004 changed her life. It is now her career. Her collection has grown [...]

Briony Stewart


Briony Stewart is an award-winning writer and illustrator from Western Australia. She has a double degree in Fine Art and Creative Writing and is passionate about all forms of art for kids and the young at heart. When she’s not writing or drawing, Briony can be found programming events, projects and art activities [...]

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


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 has worked as a journalist for more than 30 years in Australia and abroad. He has worked in news, current affairs and documentary. His written work includes biography, environmental science and sport. In 2015 he co-authored Playing On, the biography of Neil Sachse published by Affirm Press. Chappell’s Last Stand is his [...]

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

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