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, which has been made into a

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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 –

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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, farm, school,

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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 has also written two non-fiction books,

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Katherine Howell: Thriller author

After 15 years working as a paramedic in Sydney, during which she completed her Bachelor and Masters degrees in creative writing, Katherine Howell decided it was high time she pursued her love of writing full time. Dusting off the last of the four manuscripts she’d written over that time, the

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Graeme Simsion: Author of The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project by debut author, Graeme Simsion, is destined to be one of the literary hits of 2013. Developed initially as a film script, Graeme turned his idea into a novel during a novel writing course at Melbourne University in 2012. That manuscript went on to be shortlisted, and win,

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Kate Morton: Brisbane-based best-selling author

Kate Morton is a Brisbane-based author who has enjoyed huge success at home and overseas. Since publishing her first book in 2006 she has become one of Australia’s biggest selling authors internationally and her books have been published in more than 38 countries. Kate’s fourth novel is The Secret Keeper. It

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Ramona Koval: Writer, journalist and broadcaster

Ramona Koval has been living a life richly steeped in words since she learned to read and checked out Kafka’s The Trial at 10 years of age. A writer, journalist and broadcaster, she was Australia’s voice of literature for five years as the presenter of the Book Showon the ABC. She’s written everything

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Joanne Harris: Best-selling author of Chocolat

Joanne Harris is the best-selling author of 14 novels, including Chocolat, Blackberry Wine and Five Quarters of the Orange. Her latest novel is Peaches for Monsieur Le Curé, the third book in the trilogy that started with Chocolat and Lollipop Shoes. In Peaches for Monsieur Le Curé, single mother and

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Zane Lovitt: Author of The Midnight Promise

Melbourne writer Zane Lovitt’s first book is The Midnight Promise. Told over a collection of 10 crime mysteries, it is the story of private inquiry agent, John Dorn. It has already garnered critical praise and comparisons to Australian crime writer, Peter Temple. Zane Lovitt was formerly a documentary filmmaker before

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Nichole Bernier: Feature writer, editor and novelist

Nichole Bernier is a feature writer, editor and now novelist. Her debut novel is The Unfinished Journals of Elizabeth D. She lives in Boston with her husband and five children. Nichole completed her Masters in Journalism at Columbia University and in 1993 received an award for literary journalism. For 14

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Elliot Perlman: Author of novels and short stories

Elliot Perlman is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories. His debut novel Three Dollars was published in 1998 and won The Age Book of the Year award and the Betty Trask Prize. It was later turned into a film by Elliot and director Robert Connolly,

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Kim Kiyosaki: Successful entrepreneur and author

Kim Kyosaki is a successful entrepreneur who was able to retire in 1994 thanks to the success of her business endeavours, but she couldn’t sit still for long. In 1997 with husband, Robert Kyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, she began travelling the world and imparting the secrets of

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Brian Thacker: Author of travel books

Brian Thacker’s seventh travel book is Tell Them to Get Lost – Travels with the Lonely Planet guidebook that started it all. Travelling South-East Asia with a copy of the first-ever shoestring guidebook, published in 1975, Brian travels through Portuguese Timor, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and Burma. Brian caught

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Jessica Rudd: Author of Ruby Blues

Jessica Rudd’s second novel, and sequel to her debut Campaign Ruby, is Ruby Blues. After helping the opposition win government in Campaign Ruby, Ruby Stanhope is now struggling with a PM whose popularity is quickly waning, a luke-warm love life, and her looming 30th birthday. Jessica trained as a lawyer

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Tara Moss: Best-selling author of The Spider Goddess

Tara Moss is the best-selling author of The Spider Goddess, the second book in her new series of paranormal fiction featuring Pandora English. A heady mix of high fashion and gothic horror set in New York, The Spider Goddess follows Pandora as she goes to live with her great-aunt in

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Judy Nunn: Australian actress and author

Judy Nunn is an Australian author and actress, known by many of us for her role in Home and Away as Ailsa. Her latest books is Tiger Man, set in Tasmania in the 1850s when ambitious entrepreneurs rapidly built a thriving centre of industry at the expense of the state’s

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Robert Kiyosaki: Author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Rich Dad, Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki dropped into the Sydney Writers’ Centre and we chatted to him about his new book Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich – And Why Most Don’t, which he co-authored with Donald Trump. Robert has built an entire empire on his “Rich Dad,

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James Halliday: Leading wine expert, critic and writer

James Halliday is one of Australia’s leading wine experts. He is a wine writer, critic and competition judge. An experienced winemaker, James is famous for the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion, which is a must buy for any wine buff, from the novice to the connoisseur. Although he first trained

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