Year: 2013

Krissy Kneen: Author of fearlessly honest works

Acclaimed for the 'fearless honesty of her work', Krissy Kneen has worked across a number of different writing genres. The author of Steeplechase (2013), she has also written a collection of erotica Swallow the Sound (2007), a memoir Affection: A Memoir of Love, Sex & Intimacy (2009), which was shortlisted... read more

Michael Robotham: Australian crime fiction writer

Michael Robotham is an Australian crime fiction writer. His latest book is Watching You, a terrifying thriller featuring clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin who has appeared in many of Michael's previous books. Michael began his writing life as a journalist, then moved into ghost writing. As a ghost writer... read more

Jane Gleeson-White: Australian author and blogger

Jane Gleeson-White is an Australian author and blogger. Her latest book is Double Entry: How the merchants of Venice shaped the modern world – and how their invention could make or break the planet, an exploration of the history of double-entry bookkeeping. She has also published two books about... read more

William Dalrymple: British historian, writer and curator

A co-founder and co-director of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival in India, William Dalrymple has an eye for history and an ability to make it come alive. The British historian, writer and curator’s latest book, The Return of a King, The Battle for Afghanistan (2012) is testament... read more

Ashley Hay: Brisbane author of fiction and non-fiction books

Ashley Hay is a Brisbane author of both fiction and non-fiction books. Her latest novel is The Railwayman’s Wife, a story set in the NSW coastal town of Thirroul in the years following WWII. Ashley’s first novel, The Body in the Clouds, was nominated for several awards... read more

Karen Turner: Melbourne-based author of short stories

Karen Turner is a Melbourne-based author who, after 20 years working in financial services, shifted her focus to writing just a few years ago. As an escape from the corporate writing she was doing, she began writing short stories and, in 2009, published her first collection All That and... read more

Helen Trinca: Australian journalist and author

A journalist of 35 years standing, who has worked for a number of publications, Helen Trinca is currently the Managing Editor of The Australian. A well-regarded author of a number of non-fiction books, she has previously co-authored Waterfront: The Battle That Changed Australia (2000) with Anne Davies... read more

Trevor Young: Leading Australian blogger

Trevor Young is a PR and social media communications consultant, speaker and coach who helps companies and individuals to increase the intensity of connection they have with the people who matter most to the success of their business, cause or issue. He writes one of Australia's leading marketing blogs... read more

Maureen McCarthy: Best-selling Melbourne-based author

Maureen McCarthy is a Melbourne-based author whose most recent book is The Convent, a fictional novel about the lives for four generations of women who are all inextricably linked to The Abbotsford Convent, a real place in Collingwood Melbourne. The Abbotsford Convent has function as a convent, orphanage, laundry... read more

David Vann: Internationally best-selling author

David Vann’s books are daring, emotionally fraught narratives that have struck a chord with readers the world over. His books have been internationally best-selling, multi-award winning and translated in 18 languages. His fiction books include Legend of a Suicide, Caribou Island and his new release Dirt. He... read more