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Kirsty Eagar (Australian)

Kirsty Eagar grew up on a cattle property in central Queensland. After studying economics, she worked on trading desks in Sydney and London before changing careers, wanting a life where she could surf every day. Her first novel, Raw Blue, won the 2010 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Young-Adult Fiction and her second novel, Saltwater Vampires, was shortlisted for the Ethel Turner Prize in the 2011 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards. Kirsty lives on Sydney's northern beaches.

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Tony Eastley (Australian)

Tony Eastley has been presenting the ABC’s Radio Current Affairs flagship program, AM since 2004, and is the show’s longest serving presenter. He is a former foreign correspondent and one of the ABC’s most experienced television and radio presenters. He has anchored ABC TV’s 7pm Sydney news bulletins and The World At Noon, as well as news and current affairs specials. He was an ABC foreign correspondent and bureau chief in Singapore (1988-1990) and Hong Kong (1990-1992). Tony won a Logie and a Gold Medal in the New York Television Festival.

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Ali Cobby Eckermann (Australian)

Ali Cobby Eckermann has enjoyed huge success with her first collection of poetry, little bit long time. Her poetry reflects her journey to reconnect with her Yankunytjatjara/Kokatha family. Her first verse novel, His Father’s Eyes, was published in 2011. Her second verse novel, Ruby Moonlight, won the inaugural Queensland State Library kuril dhagun Indigenous Writing Fellowship and will be released in May 2012. Ali has established an Aboriginal writers retreat at her home in Koolunga.

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Jill Eddington (Australian)

Jill Eddington is a consultant in the arts, cultural and education sectors. She was director of the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival for seven years.

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Tony Edwards (Australian)

Tony Edwards is an award-winning illustrator and landscape artist, and yet will forever be remembered for a “youthful indiscretion”: he penned a cartoon surfing pig by the name of Captain Goodvibes. Appearing in the pages of Tracks surfing magazine between 1973 and 1981, Tony describes Goodvibes as “my response to that era and my own enthusiastic embrace of its worst excesses”. He has recently produced a collection of Goodvibes’ best (and worst) moments, My Life As a Pork Chop.

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Anton Enus (Australian)

Anton Enus is a broadcast journalist and presenter of SBS’s World News Australia bulletins. His career began at SABC, South Africa’s national broadcaster, where he was part of the team that covered the country’s historic return to democracy in 1994 and filed stories from Rwanda, Burundi, Zaire, Uganda, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Anton also spent seven years as contributor to CNN World Report and won Best International Report for his story marking the 25th anniversary of Christiaan Barnard’s pioneering heart transplant.

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Jeffrey Eugenides (International)

Jeffrey Eugenides’ first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was translated into 15 languages and made into a major motion picture. In 2003 Eugenides received the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Middlesex. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts, and the receiver of a Whiting Writers' Award. His most recent work, The Marriage Plot, is a novel about the glories and vicissitudes of young love. Born in Detroit, Jeffrey now lives in New York.

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Heather Ewart (Australian)

Heather Ewart is the National Affairs Correspondent for 7.30, but recently has been covering federal politics in Canberra, as the Chief Political Editor. She is one of the ABC’s most experienced and skilled reporters and presenters. She was the ABC’s London correspondent in 1983 and then in Washington, during which she reported on the Gulf War, the election of Bill Clinton and the first term of Clinton’s presidency. She was then posted to Brussels as the ABC’s Europe correspondent before returning to Melbourne in 2001.

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