Susannah Fullerton: Literary lecturer and author

Susannah Fullerton is a popular literary lecturer and author. She is a leading authority on 19th and 20th century writers with a special interest in Jane Austen – she is president of the Jane Austen Society of Australia. She also leads literary tours to the UK every year. Her latest

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Craig Silvey: Award-winning novelist

Craig Silvey was only 19 when he finished his first novel, Rhubarb. It was published two years later in 2004 and won Craig The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist award. The book was hailed by critics and readers alike and was chosen as the ‘One Book’ for the Perth

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Mary Moody: Memoir author

Mary Moody has had a long passion for gardening. She moved from Sydney to Leura in late 1970s with her family and there became an avid gardener and self-sufficiency advocate. Her gardening and love of writing led to a number of columns on gardening and eventually many books, including the

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Amanda Falconer: Marketing expert and author

Amanda Falconer is author of The Renovator’s Survival Guide. Since the book’s launch, she has been featured on Sunrise, 9am with David & Kim, A Current Affair, as well as numerous radio interviews including ABC Radio in Melbourne, Hobart, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide, as well as 3AW and 2CA. Amanda

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Gregor Salmon: Freelance writer and author

Gregor Salmon is a Sydney based freelance writer. He has written for many Australian magazines including Sunday Life, Inside Sport, Ralph, Readers Digest and Playboy. He has also worked as a producer in television for Beyond Productions, The Morning Show on Channel 7 and an online producer for Channel 7

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Dominic Knight: Freelance writer, blogger and author

Dominic Knight is best known for his work with the comedy team, The Chaser. In 1999 he founded The Chaser newspaper with Julian Morrow, Craig Reucassel and Charles Firth. Following on from that were the ABC television series CNNNN, The Chaser Decides and The Chaser’s War on Everything, the third

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Richard Harland: Award-winning fantasy author

Twelve years ago Richard Harland left his job as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong to write full-time. Since then he has published 15 novels and has just scored a big US publishing deal for his latest book, Worldshaker. He has written fantasy for all age levels, from

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Louise Bagshawe: Internationally best-selling author

Louise Bagshawe is the author 12 international bestsellers including Tuesday’s Child, Glamour, Glitz and her most recent Passion. She is also a parliamentary candidate for the Conservative Party and an advocate for many charities supporting victims of HIV/AIDS, the homeless and children. From a young age she had a yearning

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Sydney Bauer: Award-winning author of crime fiction

Sydney Bauer is the author of the crime series featuring Boston based criminal attorney David Cavanagh. Her debut novel Undertow, also the first novel in the series, was published in 2006 and won the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for the best crime novel by an Australian Woman. Since then,

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Maree Giles: Author and journalist

Maree Giles’ debut novel, Invisible Thread, is a semi-autobiographical account of life for a young girl in the Gunyah Training School for Girls in 1970. Despite its sometimes harrowing story, it received rave reviews and Maree has since written two more literary novels – The Past is a Secret Country

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Janeen Brian: Award-winning author

Janeen Brian is an award-winning author of more than 65 books – including picture books, short stories, poetry, non-fiction and novels for young people and the educational market. Some of her more well-know children’s books are Where does Thursday go?, Hoosh! Camels in Australia and Pilawuk:  When I was Young. 

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Patti Miller: AWC presenter and memoir author

Patti miller is an author and writing teacher. She has written five books including two on the process of life writing. These are Writing Your Life and The Memoir Book. She has been teaching life writing throughout Australia and overseas for over 15 years and teaches regularly at the Australian

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Michelle Bridges: Fitness instructor and author

Michelle Bridges is a personal trainer and fitness instructor, most notably as the Red Team trainer on Channel 10’s The Biggest Loser, and is the author of eight best-selling books. Her latest from Penguin Books is Crunch Time: Lose Weight Fast and Keep It Off followed by Crunch Time Cookbook:

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Annette Hughes: Memoir author and former literary agent

Annette Hughes wanted to be an artist, but married an art dealer and the art world instead. After the marriage failed, she went into book publishing with an independent small publisher, then moved on to become first a theatrical agent, then a literary agent, mentored by veteran literary agent Rose

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Dr Karl Kruszelnicki: Best-selling popular science author

Karl Kruszelnicki has written 26 books. His first book Great Moments In Science was published in 1984 and his latest book Please Explain was released in November 2007. According to New Scientist Magazine Karl’s last five books have all become best-selling popular science books in Australia. In 1996 Karl was

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John Birmingham: Journalist, blogger and author

John Birmingham was born in Liverpool, England. He freelanced as a journalist for ten years taking feature commissions from a wide variety of magazines such as Playboy, Rolling Stone and even the Long Bay Prison News. His first book, He Died with a Felafel in His Hand, was a cult

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Sean Williams: Science fiction and fantasy author

Sean Williams has written over 27 science fiction and fantasy books. He has won over 11 awards for his books. His latest award was the 2007 Ditmar Award for Best Novel for his book Saturn Returns. His latest book is book two of the Broken Land series called The Dust

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Holly Hill: Author of controversial memoirs

Holly Hill is an author who gained notoriety after writing her controversial book, Sugarbabe. A book about her experience finding a sugar daddy. Facing bankruptcy, Holly posted an advertisement online for a sugar daddy, describing herself as an “attractive, educated, well-spoken 35-year-old professional woman who LOVES sex, gives a great

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Duncan Ball: Best-selling author of the Selby series

Duncan Ball is the best-selling author of seventy-five books of children’s fiction including the Selby and Emily Eyefinger series. He moved to Australia in 1974. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and lived for some years in Anchorage, Alaska, and later in Madrid and Paris. He majored in Mathematics

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Michael MacConnell: Crime fiction author

Michael MacConnell has been writing crime stories in the second grade. His father loved Sherlock Holmes and watched old remakes so crime fiction has always been an influence for him. He wrote his first novel Maelstrom which was released in October 2007 and got excellent reviews. Maelstrom is a 2008

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Christine Harris: Author of the Audrey series

Christine Harris has written over 50 books. She won a writing prize when she was a little girl and has been writing ever since. She wants to make people laugh, cry and think through her books. She has written all sorts of books for children and young adults (generally ages

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Hugh Mackay: Psychologist, social researcher and author

Hugh Mackay is the founder of the Australian quarterly research series The Ipsos Mackay Report (previously The Mackay Report). He is a psychologist, social researcher and writer. He is a regular columnist in The Age and a regular commentator appearing on radio and television. He has just launched his latest

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Lawrence Hill: Award-winning Canadian author

Lawrence Hill’s book Someone Knows My Name won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2008 award. It is called The Book of Negroes in Canada and it is about the history of slavery. It follows African slaves from Africa to America and delves into the struggles for the character Aminato Diallo. Although

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Jackie French: Multi-award-winning author

Jackie French has been writing for over 17 years and has had 132 of her books published. She wrote her first children’s book called Rainstones in 1991 while she was living in a shed. She said it was probably the messiest manuscript that Angus and Robertson has ever received (and

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Bronwyn Parry: Award-winning romance author

Bronwyn Parry was awarded the prestigious Golden Heart Award in July 2007 for her romantic suspense manuscript which has now been published as the book As Darkness Falls just out in Australian bookshops. She holds an Honours degree in social history and English and has worked in HR in a

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