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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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    Ellie O’Neill

    Ellie O’Neill took the long way round. She sold spider catchers in Sydney, flipped burgers in Dublin and worked in advertising in London. All the […]

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    An hour with Qaisra Shahraz

    In an incisive hour spent with bestselling author Qaisra Shahraz at the Flinders University recently she gave her small but interested audience an in-depth look […]

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    Nigel Allsop

    Nigel Allsopp was born in the UK but started his Military Career in 1980 as a Military Working Dog Handler in the Royal New Zealand […]

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    Karen McCartney

    Karen McCartney has a wealth of experience in the areas of art, design and style, spanning 20 years and several continents. After gaining an honours […]

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