John Rainford (d.2020)

John Rainford was born and educated in the United Kingdom. After three years in the British Mercantile Marine he came to Australia at the age of twenty. Here he worked in shipbuilding in Newcastle and Sydney before moving into trade unions, first as an organiser, then as a research officer, industrial advocate, and journal editor. […]

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Andrew Relph

Andrew Relph is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist who lives and works in Perth.

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Tim Richards

Tim Richards is a freelance travel writer whose work has appeared in publications around the world, including Lonely Planet’s guidebooks. He fell into travel writing after living and teaching in Egypt and Poland, and is especially drawn to the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. He’s a light-packing obsessive, and loves chasing down […]

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Jim Richards

When Jim Richards left the British army to join a modern-day gold rush in the early 1990s, he had no language skills, no money and no idea. Jim has prospected and mined in some of the maddest, most dangerous places on earth, where isolation, disease and violent criminals come with the territory. He has founded a […]

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Georgia Richter

Georgia Richter has an MA (Creative Writing) from the University of Western Australia and is an IPEd Accredited Editor. She has taught creative writing, professional writing and editing at the universities of Melbourne and Western Australia, as well as at Curtin University. Georgia joined Fremantle Press in 2008 as the fiction, narrative non-fiction and poetry […]

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Brendan Ritchie

Brendan Ritchie is a writer and filmmaker from Fremantle, WA. In 2015 he published his debut novel, Carousel, and was awarded a PhD in Creative Writing. Carousel has been critically acclaimed and is longlisted for the 2016 Gold Inky Award. The sequel, Beyond Carousel, was released to critical acclaim in 2016. In addition to writing, Brendan spends […]

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Lynn Roarty

Dr Lynn Roarty is a Research Fellow at Curtin University. Her professional background includes working in various positions in the public sector, as a teacher, and in research, and she has an academic background in women’s studies, education, and literature/journalism. She has particular interests in the social determinants of health, women’s health, epistemology, and interdisciplinary/feminist […]

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Deborah Robertson

Deborah Robertson was born in Bridgetown, Western Australia, in 1959 and was a long-term resident of Fremantle. She studied at Curtin University, and began teaching in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Murdoch University. Proudflesh won the Steele Rudd Award for the best Australian short story collection in its year of publication, and her […]

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Rachel Robertson

Rachel Robertson lectures in professional writing and publishing at Curtin University. Her fiction and essays have been published in The Best Australian Essays, Australian Book Review, Griffith Review and Island. Her essay ‘Reaching One Thousand’ was joint winner of the 2008 Calibre Prize.

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Melanie Rodriga

Melanie Rodriga is a film-maker and academic. She has directed and executive produced eight feature films, with the most recent, Pinch, winning Best Feature Film – Drama at the 2015 WA Screen Awards. She has a PhD in screen arts from Murdoch University is currently embarking on an MA in literature and is working on […]

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Dyann Ross

Dyann Ross works for the Queensland Department of Health as a Mental Health Clinical Educator. She teaches at the University of the Sunshine Coast and holds an adjunct position with Edith Cowan University as part of her research and writing activities. Dyann’s research interests cover the personal mental health of community members and the adverse […]

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Bruce Russell

Since the mid-1970s Bruce Russell has won a number of awards and prizes for his short fiction and is represented in Fiction 88, an anthology of stories chosen by Frank Moorhouse for ABC Books. Bruce grew up in Sydney and in the early seventies lived and taught in North America. He lvies in Fremantle, WA, […]

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Tracy Ryan

Tracy Ryan was born and grew up in Western Australia. She has worked at various jobs in libraries, bookselling, editing, community journalism and university teaching and is the author of twelve books of poetry and three novels. She has a BA in English from Curtin University and a BA (Hons) in French from the University […]

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