Graham Akhurst

Graham Akhurst is an Aboriginal writer and academic hailing from the Kokomini of northern Queensland. His creative non-fiction and poetry have been published widely. Graham received an Australia Council grant for the creation of new work to complete his debut novel, Borderland, which will be published with Hachette. Graham was valedictorian of his graduating year and […]

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Hassan Al Nawwab

Hassan Al Nawwab was born in Iraq in 1960 and came to Australia in 2003 with his wife and children. He is a poet and journalist who has published three volumes of poetry and two plays in Arabic, and has received numerous awards for his poems. Poems That Do Not Sleep is Hassan’s first collection […]

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Yuot A. Alaak

Yuot A. Alaak is an emerging Western Australian writer whose short story ‘The Lost Girl of Pajomba’ was anthologised by Margaret River Press in Ways of Being Here. He has appeared twice at Perth Writers Festival and his memoir, Father of the Lost Boys, was shortlisted for the 2018 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award and […]

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David Allan-Petale

David Allan-Petale is a writer living between bush and sea north of Perth, Western Australia. He worked for many years as a journalist in WA with the ABC and internationally with BBC World. Written while travelling the globe over five years, Locust Summer was shortlisted for the the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award (2017) and was developed through […]

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Frances Andrijich

Frances Andrijich is one of Australia’s finest photographers. Her extraordinary images, whether captured in the townships of South Africa, the Croatian countryside or Indonesian slums, have earned her a growing national and international reputation. An active member of ACMP, Frances is the recipient of numerous awards. She exhibits regularly and has published 11 books. Her […]

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Wayne Ashton

Wayne Ashton was born to British and Pakistani parents in Karachi, leaving there at five, and then was brought up in many corners of the world: Chittagong, Paris, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Lagos, London, Perth and Sydney. His work spans painting, ink drawings and fiction. His fiction includes the highly acclaimed novel Under a Tin-Grey Sari, 12 […]

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Aśka

Aśka is an energetic visual storyteller, illustrator and science communicator who is a passionate advocate for visual literacy. She has illustrated ten published books and is a regular contributor to The School Magazine and other children’s publications. An active member of the local literature sector, she is part of many creative organisations, and for four […]

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Michelle Aung Thin

Michelle Aung Thin was born in Rangoon the same year as the coup d’état (1962) and brought up in Canada; she now lives in Melbourne. The Monsoon Bride, her first novel, was shortlisted for the Unpublished Manuscript Fellowship of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2010 and is the product of her PhD in creative writing […]

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Barry Avery

Barry Avery was born in Luanshya, Zambia, attended school in Zimbabwe and studied journalism at Rhodes University in South Africa. He now lives and works in Perth.

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Sean E. Avery

Sean E. Avery is a teacher, writer-illustrator, sculptor and designer born in South Africa; living in Perth, Western Australia. Locally, he’s best known as the writer-illustrator of well-loved children’s picture book, All Monkeys Love Bananas, published by Fremantle Press. Internationally, he’s best known as a sculptor who uses CDs and DVDs to create breathtaking works […]

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