Year: 2010

Gabrielle Lord: Australian thriller author

Gabrielle Lord has written 15 books as well as a 12-volume thriller series for young adults. She started writing seriously at the age of 30 and resigned from her position as Employment Officer in the Public Service after her third book Fortress. It was picked up internationally and made... read more

Sandra Hall: Journalist and author

Sandra Hall is a journalist who is well known for her film reviews for The Sydney Morning Herald. In 2006 Sandra's novel, Beyond the Break was published. It was long-listed for the 2007 Miles Franklin Literary Award. She has also written books on Australian television – Supertoy and Turning... read more

David Rollins: Australian thriller author

David Rollins is an Australian author whose books mix crime, politics, terrorism, action adventure, flying and war. His books have been reviewed as incredibly dramatic blockbusters. He has written five books which involve corruption, special agents and serial killers and David has been hailed as the next Tom Clancy. After... read more

Ber Carroll: Best-selling chick lit author

Ber Carroll is the author of three books, Just Business, Executive Affair and her latest novel High Potential. All three books are considered chick lit for the working girl and they all focus on aspects of work, balancing work life and falling in/out of love at work. Ber came... read more

Kate Forsyth: Best-selling author and AWC presenter

Kate Forsyth is the award-winning author of more than twenty books for both children and adults, which have been sold in more than ten countries round the world, including Russia, Germany, Italy, Spain and Japan. Her first novel Dragonclaw was named one of the Best First Novels of 1998... read more

Michael Whelan: Author of The Other Country

Michael Whelan is the author of The Other Country, a book about his son’s autism. He gave up his job to care for his son and made a discovery not only about his son, but about his family and himself along the way. His son Charlie is now an... read more

Pamela Freeman: Award-winning author and AWC presenter

Pamela Freeman is an award-winning author and one of our creative writing teachers here at the Australian Writers' Centre. Pamela is author of 19 books and her most recent, Blood Ties, is an epic fantasy and originally started as the thesis for her doctorate in creative arts. It's... read more

Libby Gleeson: Award-winning author of the Hannah series

Libby Gleeson is the award-winning author of more than 30 books for children and teenagers. Her latest young adult release, Mahtab’s Story, was published in 2008 and was launched at Auburn Library by the Governor of NSW, Professor Marie Bashir. Her books for teenagers include Eleanor, Elizabeth, I... read more

Tristan Bancks: Children’s author of the Mac Slater series

Tristan Bancks is the author of many children and teen books, and has been an actor and filmmaker. After two years on iconic Australian TV series Home and Away, and various television and film gigs, he entered the world of writing full-time in 1999. His latest book, Mac Slater... read more

Anna Fienberg: Best-selling children’s author

Anna Fienberg has written many award-winning picture books, short stories and junior novels including Ariel, Zed and the Secret of Life, The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels and more recently the Tashi series. Nearly all of Anna's books have been listed as Notable Books by the Children’s... read more

Garth Nix: Internationally best-selling fantasy author

Garth Nix's books have sold more than 4.5 million copies around the world and his work has been translated into 36 languages. His latest novel is Superior Saturday, the sixth book in The Keys to the Kingdom series that began with Mister Monday, a Children's Book Council... read more