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    Kirsty Manning

    Kirsty Manning grew up in northern New South Wales. A country girl with wanderlust, her travels and studies have taken her through most of Europe, […]

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    Jan Latta

    Jan Latta was born in Sydney. She worked in advertising as a creative director in Sydney, London and Hong Kong. In 1994 Jan came face-to-face […]

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    Chris Masters

    Chris Masters is a powerful force in Australian journalism. In 1985, he won Australia’s most prestigious award in journalism, the Gold Walkley, for his Four […]

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    Sofie Laguna

    Sofie Laguna originally studied to be a lawyer, but after deciding law was not for her, she trained as an actor. Sofie is now an […]

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    Lisa Dempster

    Lisa Dempster is the Director and CEO of the Melbourne Writers Festival and the former Director of the Emerging Writers’ Festival Director, where she founded […]

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    Emily Brewin

    Emily Brewin is a freelance writer and secondary school teacher. Hello, Goodbye is her first novel. She has been awarded an Australian Society of Authors […]

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    Annie Crawford

    Chair and Founder of Can Too Foundation Originally a social worker, working in community mental health and sexual assault, Annie moved into human resources before […]

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    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a multi-award-winning writer and broadcaster widely known for his uncompromising commitment to seasonal, ethically produced food. He has earned a huge following […]

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    Elizabeth Clark

    Elizabeth is a counsellor specialising in high-need teenagers referred from courts and welfare agencies, as well as regular kids like yours and mine.  She’s done […]

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    John Merrick

    John Merrick is a social worker by trade, having graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1983. John has worked in the public […]

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    Charity Norman

    Charity Norman was born in Uganda and brought up in successive draughty vicarages in Yorkshire and Birmingham. After several years’ travel she became a barrister, […]

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    Craig Phillips

    Craig Phillips is a freelance illustrator, who works for publishers all around the world from his New Zealand studio. His first picture book was Megumi […]

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    Anna Daniels

    Anna Daniels has enjoyed great success as a comedic storyteller since kicking off her career by winning the ABC’s ‘Comedy Segment of the Year Award’ […]

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    Bob Irwin and Amanda French

    BOB IRWIN Bob Irwin is a celebrated Australian naturalist, animal conservationist, and a pioneering herpetologist who is also famous for his conservation and husbandry work […]

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    Paul Jennings and Craig Smith

    Paul Jennings Paul Jennings has written over one hundred stories and has won every Australian children’s choice book award. Since the publication of Unreal! in […]

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    Kaitlin M. Roig-DeBellis

    Kaitlin M. Roig-DeBellis attended The University of Connecticut, where she completed her Masters of Education with honours from the Neag School of Education in 2006. […]

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    Jessica Rowe

    JESSICA ROWE is a broadcaster and writer who, in a career spanning over twenty years, has worked at all the major Australian commercial television networks. […]

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    Ros Moriarty

    Ros Moriarty has spent most of her professional life as creative and managing director of Australia’s leading Indigenous design studio, Balarinji, a business she established […]

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    My Food Bag and Nadia Lim

    My Food Bag is a highly successful business that delivers fresh ingredients and delicious recipes direct to customers’ doors. The recipes are healthy, nutritionally balanced, […]

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    Latika Bourke

    Latika was born in India and adopted as a baby by an Australian family at eight months. After finishing her degree in communications at Charles […]

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    Isaac Bacirongo & Michael Nest

    Isaac Bacirongo is a BaTembo Pygmy. He helped establish Congo’s first Pygmy Rights organization before migrating to Australia in 2003. In 2014, Isaac was one […]

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