Ellisha Majid

Ellisha Majid was born in Kuala Lumpur but lived for several years in England, the United States and Melbourne. She moved to Perth, where she taught at a high school. Ellisha enjoys reading, yoga, good food and the outdoors.

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Caitlin Maling

Caitlin Maling is a WA poet with three books out through Fremantle Press, the latest of which is Fish Song (2019). She has also published individual poems and creative nonfiction widely in Australia and overseas.

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Margaret M. Manion

Margaret M. Manion is one of Australia’s pre-eminent art historians, whose scholarship on Medieval and Renaissance art, in particular the art of the illuminated manuscript, is acclaimed internationally. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (of which she was Deputy President) and of the Australian College of Education. She was a […]

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Shirley Marr

Shirley Marr is a first-generation Chinese-Australian and author of young adult and children’s fiction. It was while she was writing a very dry PhD on accounting that she realised she’d rather be writing down her dark, twisted daydreams instead. She is still an accountant by day and a ‘masked writer’ at night. Her debut novel for […]

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Jay Martin

Jay Martin grew up in Melbourne and lived in the UK, Vietnam, India, Japan and Perth before moving to Canberra, where she worked as a social policy adviser and inadvertently married a diplomat. While in Poland, Jay worked as a freelance writer for Australian and European publications, volunteered at the Warsaw Uprising Museum and baked […]

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John Mateer

John Mateer has published books of poems in Australia, Austria, Portugal and the UK, and smaller collections in South Africa, Indonesia, Japan and Macau. World Literature Today has called him ‘the most recent reincarnation of the international poet’. Mateer has been a guest speaker at writing festivals around the world.

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Susan Maushart

Susan Maushart is a freelance writer, author, project director and editor who has published best-selling books.

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Sally Mayman

Sally Mayman has been a photographer since the 1980s, working as a commercial photographer and an artist. She has specialised in photographing people and landscapes, with many clients from corporate, editorial and government organisations. Sally’s personal work explores the importance of people’s connection to their environment and sense of place. She has had several solo exhibitions as well as over 30 […]

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Donna Mazza

Donna Mazza is a West Australian author and academic at Edith Cowan University. She is author of Fauna (Allen & Unwin, 2020) and The Albanian (Fremantle Press, 2007), which received the City of Fremantle Hungerford Award. Her stories have recently been published in KYD New Australian Fiction _and _Westerly. She has written for the Conversation, […]

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Jennifer McBride

Jennifer McBride was born and raised in Western Australia, where she lives with her husband and children. She enjoys reading, writing and watching movies, with a particular love of fantasy and science fiction. When she is not writing, Jennifer loves travelling, watching the Fremantle Dockers and spending time with her family.

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Kate McCaffrey

Kate grew up in Perth’s northern suburbs. She has a degree in English and Art and a diploma in Education.

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David McComb (d.1999)

David McComb formed The Triffids in 1978 in Perth. Relocating first to the eastern states and then to London in 1984, the band divided its time between Australia and Europe for the remainder of the decade, touring and recording albums. After The Triffids disbanded McComb continued writing and performing with bands – The Blackeyed Susans; […]

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Tom McKendrick

Tom McKendrick hails from the North of England and has a degree in architecture from Northumbria University. He worked in various architectural practices in Perth before turning his attention towards his lifelong passion of illustration and graphic design. He now runs his own company, TMK Graphics, based in Fremantle.

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Meg McKinlay

Meg McKinlay is a children’s writer and poet whose work ranges from picture books through to young adult fiction. Her publications include the Prime Minister’s Literary Award-winning A Single Stone, and CBCA-shortlisted No Bears and Duck for a Day, among many others. Meg grew up in central Victoria, and spent her childhood roaming through the […]

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Glen McLaren

Glen McLaren was born in York, Western Australia, in 1948. He has worked as a shearer, bulldozing contractor, horse breaker and farm manager. He was awarded a PhD from Curtin University in 1995.

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Tjalaminu Mia

Tjalaminu Mia is a Noongar woman with bloodline links to the Minang and Goreng peoples of the south-west of Western Australia. She was a research fellow in Oral History and the Arts in the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia, and is now the CEO of the Sister Kate’s Home Kids Aboriginal Corporation, a Stolen Generations organisation.

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Susan Midalia

Susan Midalia is the author of three short story collections, all shortlisted for major Australian literary awards: A History of the Beanbag, An Unknown Sky and Feet to the Stars. Her debut novel The Art of Persuasion was published in 2018. She also works as a freelance editor, mentor and workshop facilitator, and has had […]

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Dr Clare Middle

Dr Clare Middle is a veterinarian with over 25 years experience treating dogs and cats with both conventional and complementary veterinary medicine. She writes regular articles and Q&A columns for media outlets such as Nova and Glow magazines. She uses homeopathy, acupuncture, herbs, flower essences and natural diet to treat her patients. Clare gives talks […]

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Patsy Millett

Patsy Millett is the eldest daughter of the six children of pioneering aviator H.C. (Horrie) Miller and the author Dame Mary Durack Miller. Born at the outbreak of World War II and educated in Perth, WA, she travelled frequently to the West and East Kimberley regions where her family had property and pastoral stations. On […]

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Richard Mills

Richard Mills is one of Australia’s leading composers, conductors and musical directors. Between 1996 and 2007 he was commissioned by various organisations across Australia to unite three different operas which have been performed in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Richard took up the role of Artistic Director with Victorian Opera in 2013, […]

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Gladys Milroy

Gladys Milroy is from the Pilbara region in Western Australia. She was born in Perth in 1927 and grew up at the Parkerville Children’s Home. Her people’s country is the Palyku country in the eastern Pilbara.

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Helen Milroy

Dr Helen Milroy is a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia, but was born and educated in Perth. Australia’s first Indigenous doctor, Helen studied medicine at the University of Western Australia and is currently Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UWA, Honorary Research Fellow at Telethon Kids Institute […]

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Jill Milroy

Professor Jill Milroy is the Dean of School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. In 2011 Jill was made a member of Order of Australia in recognition of her services to Indigenous education. Jill is a Palyku woman whose country is in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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Jodie Moffat

Jodie Moffat commenced her law degree the year she turned 40 and graduated as a Juris Doctor at the age of 44. Her paper ‘Arranging Deckchairs on the Titanic’ won the Morella Calder Memorial Prize in 2010, and was published in the Australian and New Zealand Maritime Law Journal that year. Jodie spent five years […]

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Palo Morgan

Palo Morgan was born in Leonora, Western Australia. His parents were missionaries and he spent his early childhood in the Western Australian goldfields and Kimberley regions. Palo attended high school in Perth and trained as a teacher.

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Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan was born in Perth, in 1951. She has published books for both adults and children, including her acclaimed autobiography, My Place. She has also established a national reputation as an artist and has works in many private and public collections.

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Sally Murphy

Sally Murphy is a mother, wife, teacher, speaker, website manager, reviewer, and author. She was born in Perth and now lives in Dalyellup, Western Australia. In 2001 she decided to dedicate herself to her dream of becoming a children’s author and has now published 28 books. Sally is also a children’s book reviewer who runs […]

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Olivia Muscat

Olivia Muscat has just completed her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne. She majored in creative writing and Italian and is currently contemplating her next move. She occasionally blogs about life with her guide dog, Jemima, and spends her days reading, writing, and imagining her life as a musical.

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Ian Mutch

Ian Mutch is an Australian artist exploring beauty through nature, narrative and details. He creates work on a variety of scales using acrylics, aerosol, and inks. Born in Africa and now living on the Western Australian coast, Mutch draws inspiration from traveling, landscapes, animals, stories and patterns. His artwork has won awards, given life to […]

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