Profiles

Julian Burnside AO QC is celebrated nationally for his work as a barrister in Australia, as well as a human rights and refugee advocate, and author.

Robert Drewe is an Australian literary legend with more than 20 highly acclaimed books – novels, short stories and memoirs – that have won state, national and international prizes, been widely translated, and been adapted for film, television, theatre and radio.

Richard Fidler is a writer and broadcaster who presents Conversations with Richard Fidler, an in-depth, up-close-and-personal interview program broadcast across Australia on ABC Radio.

Elliot Hannay is an author and veteran journalist. His latest work, Conversations with Katter … Politics, Life and What Matters, was released this month by New Holland Publishers and has attracted national media interest. His journalistic career started in 1958 at the age of sixteen and he worked in newspapers, ABC radio and television, media [...]
Ashley Hay’s work has been praised for its “incandescent intelligence and a rare sensibility”. Her awards include the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies’ Colin Roderick Award and the New South Wales’ Premier’s Literary Awards’ People’s Choice (for The Railwayman’s Wife), and the Bragg/UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing for “The Forest at the Edge of [...]

Sharon Molloy grew up in North Queensland and has worked in the Media industry for more than 30 years.

Angela Murphy is a playwright, story writer, and trained facilitator.

Elizabeth Smyth is a writer and adjunct research fellow of James Cook University.

Alexis Wright is a member of the Waanyi nation of the southern highlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Her first novel Plains of Promise was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize and published in France as Les Plaines de L'Espoir. She is the author of the novel Carpentaria, which won five national literary awards in 2007, including the ASAL Gold Medal and the [...]