Caroline Caddy

Caroline Caddy was born in Perth, Western Australia, in 1944, and spent her childhood in the United States and Japan. Since then, she has lived much of her life in Western Australia, raised two children, published several books of poetry, received national and state fellowships for creative writing, and won the WA Week Literary Award […]

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Eoin Cameron (b.1951 d.2017)

Eoin Cameron was born in Mount Gambier in 1951, the second of 10 children. He worked as a farm labourer and roustabout in shearing teams in the Great Southern, did a stint in a salmon-fishing team at Parry’s Inlet and tried (unsuccessfully) to sell used cars in Albany. At 18 he jagged a job as […]

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Kelly Canby

Kelly Canby is an internationally published illustrator and author. Kelly was born in London, but has lived in Australia since the age of three, which is probably around the same age she started playing with pencils and crayons, and it was probably only a few years after that that she decided playing with pencils and […]

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Sam Carmody

Sam Carmody is a novelist and WAM Award winning songwriter from Western Australia. His first novel, The Windy Season, won the 2017 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, and in 2018 he released his debut EP, Shadow in the Dream. He is currently based in Albany, Western Australia.

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Alan Carter

Alan Carter was born in Sunderland, United Kingdom. He immigrated to Australia in 1991 and now lives just south of Hobart. He sometimes works as a television documentary director. In his spare time, he plunges into the icy Tasmanian waters for fun. He is the author of five Cato Kwong novels – Prime Cut, Getting […]

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Catherine Carvell

Catherine Carvell lives in Singapore with her husband, children and two pet turtles. Sometimes, Catherine talks to the turtles, but thankfully, they don’t talk back.

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Martin Chambers

Martin Chambers was born in Perth, the son of two journalists. He is married and has two adult daughters. He has worked as a biologist, a tour guide, a whitewater rafting guide, a lab assistant, a publican, a kayak designer, a ferry skipper and in mineral exploration. Between episodes of cycling, kayaking, sailing or travel, […]

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Diana Chase (d.2008)

Born in 1935 in Guildford, Western Australia, Diana Chase spent much of her childhood with her mother’s family on dairy farms in the south-west, where she developed an early passion for all animals, particularly ducks, dogs and horses. A qualified teacher and historian, Diana taught at various schools, in Western Australia and overseas. Diana Chase […]

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Wendy Chen

Wendy Chen is a Sydney-based writer who has appeared as an artist at the Emerging Writers’ Festival, National Young Writers’ Festival and Noted Festival. She is a co-host of the book blogger collective Lit CelebrAsian, and has been a subeditor and contributor for the literary magazine Pencilled In. She has a particular interest in diasporic […]

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Nandi Chinna

Nandi Chinna is a writer and environmental activist. Nandi has written a PhD on walking and the lost wetlands of Perth.

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Chris Coughran

Chris Coughran is an Honorary Research Fellow with the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. His writing has appeared in collections such as Reading America: New Perspectives on the American Novel (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008) and scholarly journals including Angelaki and ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. He is co-editor […]

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Moira Court

Moira Court grew up in the West Country, England. She emigrated to Australia in 2001 and now lives in the Perth Hills with her husband, daughter and fur children. An artist and illustrator, she predominantly works in printmaking and likes to chop up the failures to use for collaging. Her work is inspired by nature, […]

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Suzanne Covich

Suzanne Covich spent her early years in a large family in the country, leaving school unwillingly at 13 to work in an old people’s home. After entering university in her mid-30s as a single mother, she went on to obtain a PhD in Creative Writing at Edith Cowan University. She now works as a high-school […]

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Peter Cowan (b.1914 d.2002)

Peter Cowan was an award-winning, highly acclaimed writer with five novels, eight collections of short fiction and two biographies. He also edited or co-edited seven anthologies and was co-editor of the literary magazine Westerly.

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Carrie Cox

Carrie Cox is a journalist, author, tutor, mother and timid surfer, never all at once and not in that order. She grew up in Mackay, Queensland, and has also lived in Sydney, Brisbane and, since 2010, Perth. Carrie penned a weekly satirical column, ‘Carrie On’, that was syndicated to six newspapers over 10 years until […]

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Shelley Craddock

Dr Shelley Craddock is a writer and passionate lover of the arts. While practising medicine she studied art history and volunteered for the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture. Her publications include book reviews for Australian Doctor magazine, the Cancer Council Calendar, Celebrating Everywoman, and the Screenwest newsletter. She is also a screenwriter and filmmaker. She […]

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Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig (Matsu) was born and raised in Fremantle, Western Australia. He taught himself photography through immersion in Perth’s local music scene, capturing the raw energy of performing artists onstage, backstage and on the road. With a passion for light, shadow and story, Daniel continues to challenge and refine his ideas on photography, letting his […]

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Amanda Curtin

Amanda Curtin is the author of novels Elemental (2013) and The Sinkings (2008), short story collection Inherited (2011), and the narrative non-fiction title Kathleen O’Connor of Paris. Elemental was shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, and in 2016 was published in the UK. Her award-winning short fiction has appeared in Griffith Review, Southerly, […]

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