Omar Sakr

Omar Sakr is an Arab-Australian poet whose work has been published in English, Arabic and Spanish. His poetry has or will soon feature in Griffith Review, Meanjin, Island, Overland, The New Arab, Mizna, Antic and Círculo de Poesía. He has been anthologised in Best Australian Poems 2016 and Contemporary Australian Poetry, and his debut collection […]

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Jake Sandtner

Jake Sandtner is currently completing a PhD at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. Jake spends his day job in marketing and design. When not writing, you can find Jake cruising coastlines, enjoying a cold beer or disrupting his cat’s sleeping habits. He is a sucker for motorbikes, a half-hearted photographer, surf lover and a […]

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Nicholas Schafer

Nicholas Schafer is originally from Tacoma, Washington, but now lives with his wife and son in Perth, Western Australia. Both places inspire his art. He works in a variety of mediums, including pencil, ink, acrylic and pastel and is motivated by a desire to express unique ideas, experiences and observations of the world.

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Katrina Schlunke

Dr Katrina Schlunke is a researcher whose main interests lie in cultural studies, including an ongoing interest in the intersections of Indigenous knowledges and representations of the past. She has worked as a lecturer for the University of Technology, Sydney and as co-editor of the Cultural Studies Review.

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Maria Scoda

Maria Scoda is an experienced clinical and consult­ant psychologist who works in private practice in the Sydney CBD. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Australian National University in 2002. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts, with honours in psychology. In addition to her clinical work, Maria assists business executives to understand […]

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Kim Scott

Kim Scott is a descendant of people living along the south coast of Western Australia prior to colonisation, and is proud to be one among those who call themselves Noongar.  He began writing for publication when he became a teacher of English. He is currently based at Curtin University in Western Australia as Professor of Writing, in […]

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Sally Scott

Sally Scott wrote her first novel as an 11-year-old. It was a Famous Five pastiche and every word was precious. She kept writing cosies until an arts degree led to experimentation with short stories. None of them publishable, but joyous to write. Then ‘adulting’ happened and creative writing gave way to articles, papers and grant […]

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Michael Scott Parkinson

Michael Scott Parkinson is a comic artist/colourist and children’s illustrator. Previously a children’s librarian, he has changed his attention to focus on writing and illustrating books and comic books for kids. He likes to write and illustrate stories that are just slightly off kilter and particularly enjoys stories that can be read out loud (and […]

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Douglas R.G. Sellick

Douglas Sellick was born in Bridgetown, Western Australia, in 1936. He studied at the Bishopsgate Institute and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. He has worked variously in shipping and publishing, from Sydney to San Francisco, and as a history consultant and researcher. Douglas is a member of The Independent Scholars Association of Australia.

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Holden Sheppard

Holden Sheppard is an award-winning Young Adult author born and bred in Geraldton, Western Australia. His debut novel Invisible Boys won numerous accolades including the 2018 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award and the 2019 Western Australian Premier’s Book Prize for an Emerging Writer. Holden’s writing has been published in Griffith Review, Westerly, Page Seventeen, Indigo journal, […]

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Steven Siewert

Steven Siewert was born in Sydney in 1964, the son of a German father and Irish mother who came to Australia after the Second World War. He is a photographer who has worked for the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Craig Silvey

Craig Silvey grew up on an orchard in the south of Western Australia. His work has been published internationally and the film rights to his novel Jasper Jones were sold to Australian director Rebecca O’Brien in 2012.

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Brian Simmonds

Brian Simmonds was born in Subiaco and worked for many years as a lithographer in the printing industry while studying art in the evenings. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from Curtin University and worked for The Sunday Times, New Idea and an advertising agency before he became a professional artist in […]

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Annabel Smith

Annabel Smith is the author of Whisky Charlie Foxtrot, A New Map of the Universe, which was shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Book Awards, and a digital interactive novel/app The Ark. Her short fiction and non-fiction has been published in Southerly, Westerly, and Kill Your Darlings. She holds a PhD in Writing, is an Australia […]

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Mark Smith

Mark Smith lives on Victoria’s west coast and has surfed for 45 years. His debut novel, The Road to Winter (2016), was shortlisted for multiple awards and is taught in schools around Australia. The sequel, Wilder Country (2017), won the 2018 Australian Indie Book Award for YA. The third book in the trilogy, Land of […]

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Alice Bilari Smith

Alice Bilari Smith was born at Rocklea Station in the Pilbara in the 1920s. Her mother was a Banyjima woman and her father a white teamster. She was raised by her Aboriginal family and narrowly escaped being removed to Moore River. After her marriage, Alice spent most of her adult years living in the bush […]

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Ted Snell

Ted Snell, AM, CitWA, was born in 1949 in Geraldton, Western Australia. After completing an Associateship in Art Teaching, he travelled to England to undertake postgraduate study in Birmingham. He returned to Australia and began teaching part-time at WAIT (now Curtin University) where he was Professor of Contemporary Art and Dean of Art, John Curtin […]

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Ken Spillman

Ken Spillman grew up in Perth and has been a full-time professional writer for most of his adult life. During 2008, Ken was a keynote speaker at the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference and a guest of the Tasmanian Writers Centre, the Mussoorie International Writers’ Festival, and the Delhi Children’s Literature Festival.

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Julie Sprigg

Julie Sprigg is a Perth-based author whose debut book Small Steps: A Physio in Ethiopia was shortlisted for the 2018 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award. She worked as a physiotherapist for ten years before switching to a career in foreign aid with programs improving the rights of people with disabilities. After years of regular travel […]

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Avan Judd Stallard

Avan Judd Stallard was born and raised in the south-west of Western Australia. He holds a PhD at the University of Queensland, where he taught Australian history and won the Dean’s Award for Excellence. Avan is the author of the history book Antipodes: In Search of the Southern Continent.

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Pamela Statham-Drew

Pamela Statham-Drew lectured in economic history at the University of Western Australia for 42 years, retiring as Associate Professor in 2006. She graduated with an honours degree in Economics from Monash University in Victoria and was awarded her doctorate by the University of Western Australia. She has written and edited a number of books on […]

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Tony Stephens

Tony Stephens was born in Goulburn in 1939, three weeks after the outbreak of the Second World War, in which his father was killed by the Japanese.

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Katie Stewart

Katie Stewart is an author and illustrator. Born in the north of England, she came to Australia at the age of nine. She started her working life as an archaeologist and ethnohistorian, went on to teaching and then to being a mother. She later worked in a school library, but her lifelong dream was to […]

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Randolph Stow

Julian Randolph Stow was born in Geraldton, Western Australia, in 1935. He majored in French and English at the University of Western Australia and lectured in English Literature at the universities of Adelaide, Western Australia and Leeds. As well as producing fiction and poetry, he wrote libretti for music theatre works by Peter Maxwell Davies. […]

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Leigh Straw

Leigh Straw is an academic, historian and writer. She is the author of true crime biographies of Australian crime figures Kate Leigh and Dulcie Markham, and Australia’s first female detective, Lillian Armfield. Leigh was the joint winner of the 2018 Margaret Medcalf Award for her book After the War: Returned Soldiers and the Mental and […]

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Dr Helen Street

Social psychologist and educator Dr Helen Street has worked extensively with Australian schools since 1999. Helen is passionate about nurturing wellbeing, effective goal setting, and long-term motivation in adults and children, and has presented her research and ideas internationally in academic journals and in the popular media. Her work has been met with international acclaim […]

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Margaret Rose Stringer

Margaret Rose was born in Perth in 1943 and holds a postgraduate Certificate in Editing from UTS. She has spent her life working mostly in the film/television/video production industry as a freelancer and in the employment of such companies as SBS Film Australia and AFTVS.

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Susan Laura Sullivan

Susan Laura Sullivan writes fiction, essays and poetry. Her work has been published in Westerly: New Creative, Plumwood Journal, and The Font: A Literary Journal for Language Teachers, among others. She was shortlisted for the T.A.G. Hungerford Award in 2012, and currently lives in Japan, where she teaches English.

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Emily Sun

Emily Sun was born in Hong Kong, moved to England at age three, and at eight years old immigrated with her family to Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar (Perth, Western Australia). Emily’s poetry and prose have been published in various journals and anthologies including Meanjin, Growing Up Asian in Australia, Cordite Poetry Review and Australian Poetry Journal. […]

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Kay Sutton

Kay Sutton graduated from the Courtauld Institute at the University of London with a Bachelor of Arts in the History of Art, and completed a PhD on Lombard manuscript illumination at the University of Warwick. In 1996 she joined Christie’s, where she heads the manuscript team with worldwide responsibility for the appraisal, research, cataloguing and […]

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Susan Swingler

Susan Swingler was born in Birmingham, UK, and lives in rural Gloucestershire. Her jobs have ranged from freelance photographer to gardener, university lecturer to curator and researcher. She and her husband travel widely and have made regular visits to Australia since the late 1970s.

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Katrina Syme

Katrina Syme was born in the UK in 1947 and arrived in WA in 1953. On a holiday in Tasmania in 1982 she discovered fungi, filling her diary with paintings of their incredibly beautiful fruiting bodies. This fascination increases for Katrina with each passing year and she is torn between painting them and documenting new […]

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