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Belinda Campbell (Australian)

Belinda Campbell is a Sydney-based writer, singer songwriter and photographer. She has been published in numerous Australian journals including Southerly and Island Magazine. She was a recipient of the 2010 J.B. Seed Art for the Public grant and is currently working on her debut EP. Belinda is also the vice-chairperson of the literary arts association Word Travels.

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Eric Campbell (Australian)

Eric Campbell is one of Australia's most experienced international reporters. He was the ABC's Moscow correspondent from 1996 to 2000, and was based in Beijing covering China, Afghanistan and Central Asia from 2001 to 2003 until he was wounded in a suicide bombing in Kurdistan in the first days of the Iraq war. Eric then joined Foreign Correspondent as its Sydney-based roving reporter. Eric has won a Logie Award and a New York Festivals World Medal and is a two-time Walkley Awards finalist. His book Absurdistan was published in 2005.

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Joshua Capelin (Australian)

Joshua Capelin is a ‘pure nature boy’, an independent-branded content maker, bicycle-film festival producer and new-ventures dude. Currently managing new co-working space, Homework, Josh also produces branded content for Onitsuka Tiger AUS, while working on several new digital and product ventures involving travel, leisure, lifestyle, sports and adventure concepts. One of these is Find the Wind, and it's his first documentary series.

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Paul Capsis (Australian)

Paul Capsis is recognised as one of Australia’s most versatile performers, having worked with many leading Australian theatre companies and internationally in London, New York, Vienna, Hong Kong and Edinburgh. His diverse talents have earned him multiple awards for his work in music and theatre, including the prestigious Sydney Myer Individual Performing Arts Award. Paul is currently engaged on a national tour of his one-man, co-written autobiographical piece, Angela’s Kitchen, which has proved resoundingly popular with audiences and critics alike.

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John Carey (Australian)

John Carey is an ex-teacher of French and Latin and a former part-time actor, recently performing in Darlinghurst Nights. He is the author of three poetry collections, including The Old Humanists, and has been widely published in journals and magazines, including Best Australian Poems 2009 and Best Australian Poems 2011.

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Glenn Carle (International)

Glenn Carle was a member of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations for 23 years and worked in a number of posts on four continents. His last position was as deputy national intelligence officer for transnational threats, where his office was responsible for strategic analysis of terrorism, international organised crime and narcotics issues. He retired in March 2007 and now lives in Washington, DC. He is the author of The Interrogator: A CIA agent’s true story.

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Isobelle Carmody (Australian)

Isobelle Carmody is Australia's most highly acclaimed author of fantasy titles for older readers. She is best known for the Obernewtyn Chronicles and for her novel The Gathering. She has also written many short stories for both children and adults. The Red Wind from The Kingdom of the Lost series won the 2011 CBCA Book of the Year Award (Younger Readers). Her most recent book is The Sending, the penultimate novel in the Obernewtyn series. Isobelle divides her time between Prague and her home on the Great Ocean Road.

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Steven Carroll (Australian)

Steven Carroll is the author of eight novels including The Time We Have Taken, which won both the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the 2008 Commonwealth Writers’ (Regional) Prize. His other books include The Art of the Engine Driver and The Gift of Speed, both shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award; The Lost Life, shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award and for the ALS Gold Medal; and most recently, Spirit of Progress. Steven lives in Melbourne.

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Barrie Cassidy (Australian)

Barrie Cassidy is one of Australia's most experienced political journalists, having covered federal politics since the late 1970s. In the late 1980s, Barrie was senior press secretary and political advisor to prime minister Bob Hawke. He has worked as political correspondent for ‘ABC TV News’ and ‘The 7.30 Report’ and currently hosts the popular Sunday morning political discussion program ‘Insiders’. He is married to the political correspondent at ‘The 7.30 Report’, Heather Ewart, and has a son Adam and a daughter Caitlin.

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Felicity Castagna (Australian)

Felicity Castagna is the author of Small Indiscretions: Stories of travel in Asia and a forthcoming YA novel. She is currently an editor and educational officer for Westside Publications and a doctoral candidate with The Writing and Society Research Group, University of Western Sydney. Her work has featured on ABC Radio National and in The Age, Heat, Island and Wet Ink. She has been the recipient of a Qantas SOYA and a Josephine Ulrick Literature Award.

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Horacio Castellanos Moya (International)

Horacio Castellanos Moya is a writer from El Salvador. For two decades he worked as a journalist in Mexico, Guatemala and his own country. He has published 10 novels, five short-story collections and two books of essays. His novels have been translated into 12 languages; four of them (Senselessness, The She-Devil in the Mirror, Dance with Snakes and Tyrant Memory) are available in English. He is currently teaching in the Spanish creative-writing program at the University of Iowa.

Supported by the University of Western Sydney.

Michael Cathcart (Australian)

Michael Cathcart is the presenter of Radio National's Books and Arts Daily. His critically acclaimed book on the history and cultural significance of water in Australia, The Water Dreamers, won the 2009 Colin Roderick Award and was shortlisted for the 2010 Prime Minister’s Award for Non-fiction and the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award for Non-fiction.

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Robyn Caughlin (Australian)

Robyn Caughlan is a Dharug and Darkinung woman from Western Sydney. She is a fashion and textile designer and painter and was nominated for Aboriginal artist of the year in 1990 and 1991. Her designs were showcased in New York and Milan and she helped choreograph her own fashion show during the 2000 Olympics. Robyn’s fashion work has included designs for the Miss World, Miss Universe and Miss Teen Universe pageants. Her Aboriginal Wedding Dress and Miss Universe dress are held in the Powerhouse Museum.

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Rodney Cavalier (Australian)

Rodney Cavalier is a former Labor minister, and a historian of Australian politics and cricket. He edits a monthly newsletter circulating within the ALP, the only genuine Labor periodical in Australia. His book, Power Crisis: The self-destruction of a state Labor Party, was a remorseless examination of the structural weaknesses of a party that no longer has a base in the Australian community.

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Danielle Celermajer (Australian)

Danielle Celermajer is an associate professor in sociology at the University of Sydney and director of two European Union-funded programs, one developing postgraduate education for rights advocates across the Asia-Pacific region, and the other exploring more effective approaches to torture prevention, focusing on the military and police in Sri Lanka and Nepal. Her book, Sins of the Nation and the Ritual of Apology, explores how societies can be turned from patterns of violation to forms of politics and sociality that respect human rights.

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W. Chew ‘Chewie’ Chan (Australian)

Chewie Chan greedily spends his days either drawing comic books (Iron Man, The Phantom, Cthulhu Tales), storyboarding movies (Superman Returns, Happy Feet), being the Comics Consultant for the Kinokuniya bookstore chain, lecturing in Animation at UTS or serving as reviewer/market analyst for various sectors of the publishing industry including Bookseller + Publisher Magazine. Chewie stopped short at also being graphic novels supervisor for George Miller's KMM/Dr.D Studios once it was pointed out to him that simply made him look like a glutton.

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Eileen Chanin (Australian)

Eileen Chanin is an author and historian. She co-authored Degenerates and Perverts, which was awarded the 2005 Australia History Prize at the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards. Eileen was recipient of the National Archives of Australia Ian Maclean Award and State Library of Victoria Creative Arts Fellowship in 2006 and 2007, and the Currey Fellowship from the Mitchell Library in 2007-8. Book Life: The life and times of David Scott Mitchell received the 2011 Alex Buzo Prize and was shortlisted for ‘The Nib’ CAL Waverley Award for Literature.

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Julie Chevalier (Australian)

Julie Chevalier’s poetry and short fiction appear in Best Australian Poetry 2011 and Best Australian Short Stories 2011. She placed third in the Newcastle Poetry Prize 2011 and won the Alec Bolton Prize in 2012. Permission to Lie, a collection of short stories, was published by Spineless Wonders in 2011. linen tough as history, a poetry collection, was published by Puncher & Wattmann in 2012. Darger: His girls, a sequence of poems, is forthcoming from Puncher & Wattmann.

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Anne Chisholm (International)

Anne Chisholm is a biographer who has worked in publishing and journalism in Britain, the United States and Australia. Her books include lives of Nancy Cunard and Rumer Godden and a biography of the press baron Lord Beaverbrook, written jointly with her husband Michael Davie, former editor of The Age. Anne has judged many literary prizes including the Man Booker Prize, reviews regularly for The Spectator and the Times Literary Supplement and is chair of the Royal Society of Literature in London.

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Nikki Christer (Australian)

Nikki Christer is publishing director at Random House Australia. She has been in the book industry for more than 25 years; prior to joining Random House she was the Picador publisher for 13 years. She has published some of Australia's best-known writers.

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Lucy Christopher (International)

Lucy Christopher grew up in Australia but now works at Bath Spa University in the UK, where Stolen was part of her PhD in Creative Writing. Stolen won the Branford Boase Award and the Gold Inky Award. It received a Michael L. Printz Honor Award and was shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year Award (Older Readers). Both of Lucy’s novels have been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Flyaway was also shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award.

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Andrew Clark (Australian)

Andrew Clark is a journalist and author. He has been an editor, literary editor, foreign correspondent, political writer and business writer. He has also written for The New York Times and given guest lectures at Yale and the Budapest University of Economics. He now writes for The Australian Financial Review.

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Paul Cleary (Australian)

Paul Cleary is the author of Too Much Luck: The mining boom and Australia’s future. Paul is a senior writer with The Australian and a researcher at the ANU. In a career spanning 20 years he has reported on politics and economics, worked as a correspondent in south-east Asia and been an adviser to the government of East Timor. His previous books are Shakedown: Australia’s grab for Timor oil and The Men Who Came Out of the Ground.

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Clocks and Clouds (Australian)

Clock and Clouds are musicians Kraig Grady and Terumi Narushima whose acoustic performances comprise specially ‘mesotonally’ tuned vibraphone and harmonium. These instruments, with their special pure harmonic tuning, explore the beauty of room resonances via ancient sacred scales and multi-dimensional geometry realised in sound.

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Joshua Cody (International)

Joshua Cody was just about to receive his PhD when he was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. Facing a bone-marrow transplant and full radiation, he charts his struggle: the fury, the tendency to self-destruction and the ruthless grasping for life and sensation in his book [sic]. Joshua received his bachelor’s degree in music composition from Northwestern University, and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Columbia University. He is a composer living in New York City.

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Aidan Coleman (Australian)

Aidan Coleman was born in Aberystwyth, Wales, in 1976 and grew up in Nottingham, Wollongong and the Barossa Valley. His first volume, Avenues & Runways, was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier's Kenneth Slessor Prize and his poetry is featured on ABC Radio National's Australian poetry series, A Pod of Poets. Aidan lives in Adelaide with his wife and two babies. He is an English teacher and co-author of a series of Shakespeare textbooks.

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Eoin Colfer (International)

Eoin Colfer was born and raised in Wexford in the south-east of Ireland. He began writing plays at an early age and now writes for both children and adults. {Artemis Fowl}, his first book featuring the brilliant young antihero, was an immediate international bestseller and won several prestigious awards. It was followed by The Arctic Incident, The Eternity Code, The Opal Deception, The Lost Colony, The Time Paradox and The Atlantis Complex. The Last Guardian will be the final book in the series.

Supported by Culture Ireland.

Supported by Culture Ireland.

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Mark Colvin (Australian)

Mark Colvin has been an ABC reporter and broadcaster for 38 years, working in radio, television and online. A foreign correspondent for more than a decade in the Eighties and Nineties, he covered Europe, the Middle East and Africa. A chronic disease acquired in Rwanda after the massacres of 1994 came close to killing him and eventually forced him off the road. Since 1997, Mark has presented the flagship radio current affairs evening program, PM.

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Matthew Condon (Australian)

Matthew Condon is the author of several novels, short-fiction collections and works of non-fiction. He is a two-time winner of the Steele Rudd Award for Short Fiction. His novels include The Motorcycle Café, The Pillow Fight and The Trout Opera. His latest books are Brisbane and, as editor, Fear, Faith and Hope: Remembering the long wet summer of 2010-2011. He is editor of Qweekend magazine, The Courier-Mail, and is currently an adjunct professor with the Queensland University of Technology.

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Claire Corbett (Australian)

Claire Corbett was born in Canada and has worked in film and government policy. She has had essays and stories broadcast on Radio National and published in a range of publications. She was a finalist in The Independent Young Writer of the Year awards in 1991, completed a master’s in writing at UTS in 1997 and was awarded a Varuna mentorship in 2000. When We Have Wings is her first novel. Claire currently lives with her husband, son and daughter in the Blue Mountains.

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Peter Corris (Australian)

Peter Corris has been a full-time writer since 1982 and has been credited with reviving the Australian crime novel, using local settings and a series character firmly rooted in Australian culture: Cliff Hardy. Peter has written many other books, including a very successful biography of Fred Hollows and a collection of short stories set around the game of golf.

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Miriam Cosic (Australian)

Miriam Cosic is a senior writer for The Australian. Her most recent book is The Right To Die: An examination of the euthanasia debate.

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Michael Costigan (Australian)

Born and raised in a well known Melbourne family, Michael Costigan came to Sydney in 1975. He has had careers in the Catholic priesthood, government and church public service and journalism, including the founding literary editorship of Nation Review (1970-73). The first Director of the Australia Council’s Literature Board (1973-83), led initially by Geoffrey Blainey, Costigan now chairs the Patrick White Literary Award's judging panel. He has been a widely published commentator on religious, literary and general topics for over sixty years.

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Nick Coyle (Australian)

Nick Coyle is a writer, theatre maker and community radio presenter. He is about to take his award-winning one man show, Me Pregnant!, to the Melbourne Comedy Festival... and then who knows what he'll do next!

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Annabel Crabb (Australian)

Annabel Crabb is the ABC's chief online political writer. She has been a journalist for more than 12 years, covering national politics for 10. Annabel has worked extensively in newspapers, radio and television as a political commentator, and has been a regular on the ABC's Insiders program since its inception in 2001. She is interested in new platforms for political reporting, and has established a regular live Twittercast of parliamentary Question Time at the Twitter site @CrabbTwitsard, as well as regular commentary at @annabelcrabb.

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Cathy Craigie (Australian)

Cathy Craigie is a Gamilaroi and Anaiwan woman from northern NSW. She has worked in the arts and media for more than 15 years. A playwright and one of the original founders of Koori Radio, she has also been director of the Australia Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts board and deputy director general of the NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs, a member of the Arts Advisory Council of the NSW Ministry for the Arts and chair of its Indigenous Arts Reference Group. Most recently, Cathy curated Guwanyi, the third National Aboriginal Writers’ Festival.

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Sophie Cunningham (Australian)

Sophie Cunningham has worked in publishing for 25 years. She is course director for the Faber Academy in Melbourne and is a founding board member of the Stella Prize. She is the author of two novels, Geography and Bird, and the non-fiction, Melbourne. Her third novel (in progress), This Devastating Fever, is about Leonard Woolf's years in Sri Lanka. She's currently writing a non-fiction book on Cyclone Tracy and extreme weather.

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Ann Curthoys (Australian)

Ann Curthoys is an Australian Research Council professorial fellow at the University of Sydney. She writes on many aspects of Australian history and about historical theory and writing. Her books include Freedom Ride: A freedom rider remembers, Is History Fiction? (with John Docker) and How to Write History that People Want to Read (with Ann McGrath). Recently she co-edited with Frances Peters-Little and John Docker Passionate Histories: Myth, memory and Indigenous Australia.

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