Profiles

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 throughout the week. Conversations is the most popular podcast in Australia, averaging over three million downloads every month. Richard is the author of the bestselling book Ghost Empire: a journey to [...]
Barbara Hannay is a former high school English teacher who was first published in 1999. Since then she has written over forty books for Harlequin and has, more recently, published six single title novels with Penguin Australia. These novels are all set in North Queensland with contemporary and historical threads intertwined. With more than twelve [...]
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 [...]
Susan Hawthorne is a poet, novelist and political commentator. Her books include Cow (2011) Shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize in the NSW Literary Awards and a Finalist for the Audre Lorde Lesbian Poetry Prize (USA). Earth's Breath (2009) was Shortlisted for the Judith Wright Poetry Prize. Other poetry titles include Bird and other [...]
Sarah Holland-Batt’s most recent book, The Hazards, won the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Poetry.  She is presently a Sidney Myer Creative Fellow. Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Literary Studies, and an award-winning poet, editor and critic. Educated at New York University and the University of Queensland, she is the recipient [...]
Matthew Kelly is the non-fiction publisher for Hachette, a prominent and esteemed mainstream publisher in Australia. He focuses on good stories, well told, from colonial or contemporary Australia, ranging from military history to popular biography. He has worked at a variety of publishing companies, including Allen & Unwin, Random House Australia, ABC Books and Hachette [...]
Claine Keily is a poet and visual artist. She has been published in Standards Multicultural Journal (Colorado University), Sotto (Australian Poetry), The Moon is Swimming Naked (China) Notes for the Translators (China), Solstice Initiative (Ireland), Cuttings (Sydney), Poetry E Train, Project 365+1 and in the Rochford Street Review. Claine Keily’s limited edition artist books form [...]
Simon Kindt is a Brisbane-based poet, educator, and performer. With over ten years experience as a teacher, and as an arts worker in Queensland, he has a passion for working with young people to develop their confidence, their creativity and their capabilities as writers and performers. Since 2015, Simon has worked with the Queensland Poetry [...]