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Bill Gammage (Australian)

Bill Gammage is a historian and adjunct professor in the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University. He is best known as author of the groundbreaking The Broken Years: Australian soldiers in the Great War. He lives in Canberra.

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Stephen Gapps (Australian)

Stephen Gapps is a public historian currently working as a curator at the Australian National Maritime Museum. His research and writing interests include historical commemorations and re-enactments. In 2011 Stephen won the New South Wales Premier’s History Award for Regional and Community History with his book Cabrogal to Fairfield: A history of a multicultural city.

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Nikki Gemmell (Australian)

Nikki Gemmell is the author of seven novels including the international phenomenon The Bride Stripped Bare; her most recent novel, With My Body, is its follow-up. She has also written two non-fiction books: Why You Are Australian and Pleasure: An almanac for the heart. Nikki's narrative style has gained her critical and popular acclaim around the world. After more than 15 years in England working as a journalist for the BBC, she now lives in Sydney with her husband and four children.

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Sulari Gentill (Australian)

Sulari Gentill is author of the acclaimed Rowland Sinclair series. The first in the series, A Few Right Thinking Men, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book. The third book, Miles Off Course, was released in February 2012 and the fourth, Paving The New Road, will be out in August 2012. Sulari is also author of the Hero Trilogy. The second book in the series, Trying War, was released in March 2012 and has been described as a “worthy sequel” to the first in the series, Chasing Odysseus.

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Carolyn Gerrish (Australian)

Carolyn Gerrish is a Sydney poet and teacher. She has published five books of poetry, the latest being The View From the Moon. Some critical comments from Peter Kirkpatrick on this collection include, “The View From the Moon offers a set of evocative, frequently witty and often breathtakingly lyrical meditations on the pleasures and sometimes the perils of life and art in 21st-century Sydney.” Carolyn regularly performs her work and hopes that one day satirical poetry will save the world.

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Masha Gessen (International)

Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist and author, and editor of the Russian-language Snob magazine, aimed at Russians living abroad. She has contributed to Granta, Slate and the New Statesman, among other publications. She is the author of several previous books including Perfect Rigour, Blood Matters and The Man Without a Face. She lives in Moscow.

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Anna Gibbs (Australian)

Dr Anna Gibbs is associate professor in the Writing and Society Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney. An experimental writer and co-editor of two collections of contemporary Australian writing, her Australian Research Council Discovery Grant with Dr Maria Angel (University of Western Sydney) and Professor Joseph Tabbi (University of Illinois), entitled Creative Nation: Writers and writing in the image culture, includes construction of an annotated directory of Australian new-media writers and works.

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Joel Gibson (Australian)

Joel Gibson publishes the big ideas of others daily as Opinion Page Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald. He has previously covered legal and Indigenous affairs for the paper, and edited its Radar youth lift-out and Stay In Touch column. His journalistic career began with writing wine articles for HQ magazine and satirical news for The Chaser. He claims it's been all downhill ever since.

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Fiona Giles (Australian)

Dr Fiona Giles is a senior lecturer in the department of media and communications at the University of Sydney, where she teaches feature writing, narrative journalism and creative non-fiction. Her research interests encompass journalism and gender studies, the role of pleasure in health promotion, and the sexuality of breastfeeding. Her most recent publication is ‘“Reinstating Pleasure in Reality”: Promoting Breastfeeding Through Ars Erotica’, in Beyond Health, Beyond Choice: Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities.

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Benjamin Gilmour (Australian)

Benjamin Gilmour is an ambulance paramedic based in Sydney, a filmmaker, producer of music and theatre, freelance writer for magazines and newspapers, and a widely published poet. He is the director of the feature film Son of a Lion and the TV series My Family Feast, which coincided with the release of his first book, Warrior Poets, in 2008. In 2011 Benjamin released Paramedico: Around the world by ambulance, telling of his adventures with paramedics in a variety of countries.

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Libby Gleeson (Australian)

Libby Gleeson has published over 30 picture books, short stories and novels for young readers, including the well-loved Hannah series and Dodger. She has won many writing awards in Australia and is widely published internationally. Her most recent picture books are I Am Thomas and Look! A Book. Her new novel, Red, will be published in May.

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Jane Gleeson-White (Australian)

Jane Gleeson-White is the author of Double Entry: How the merchants of Venice shaped the modern world – and how their invention could make or break the planet (2011), Australian Classics (2007) and Classics (2005). She is the fiction editor of Overland magazine and a PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales. She has degrees in economics and literature and was an intern at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. She blogs at

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Richard Glover (Australian)

Richard Glover is the author of 11 books including Why Men Are Necessary and The Mud House. He presents the Drive show on 702 ABC Sydney and his popular column has been published in The Sydney Morning Herald for more than 20 years. He is also the author of Desperate Husbands, In Bed with Jocasta and The Dag's Dictionary.

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Linda Godfrey (Australian)

Linda Godfrey lives in Wollongong, close to the ocean. Her fiction and poetry has appeared in Cordite, the UTS writers’ anthology Nine Tenths Below, audio anthologies by River Road Press and the Spineless Wonders anthology Escape. She was selected for the Varuna Longlines Residency Program and an Australian Society of Authors mentorship.

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Kerryn Goldsworthy (Australian)

Kerryn Goldsworthy is a former Melbourne literary academic turned Adelaide freelance writer, and a regular weekly book reviewer for The Sydney Morning Herald. An author, critic, editor, columnist and blogger, she has edited several anthologies of Australian writing and has written three books, the most recent of which is Adelaide in the NewSouth Books Cities series.

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Chris Graham (Australian)

Chris Graham is the managing editor of Tracker magazine, and is the former and founding editor of the National Indigenous Times. Chris got his start in 1998 as a 15-year-old copyboy at The Sydney Morning Herald. In the course of his career he has been the subject of numerous police investigations over government leaks, and had his home and office raided. He has won a Walkley Award and a Walkley High Commendation for his Indigenous affairs reporting, and has twice won the Australian Human Rights Award.

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Elspeth Graham (International)

Elspeth Graham lives and collaborates with her husband, Mal Peet, in Devon. Elspeth writes in a room on the ground floor while Mal writes in the attic. Elspeth finds the seeds their stories grow from, and she found the seed for Cloud Tea Monkeys (shortlisted for the 2011 Kate Greenaway Medal) while working on a book about tea. Elspeth is collaborating with Mal on two new picture books, The Mysterious Traveller and Night Sky Dragons.

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Bob Graham (Australian)

Bob Graham is one of Australia’s most acclaimed author/illustrators and picture-book makers. Over his career he has been shortlisted for, and won, many local and international awards including the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Smarties Book Prize (UK), and The Boston Globe Book Award (US). Bob has also been the recipient of the CBCA Book of the Year Award, in the Early Childhood and Picture Book categories, an unprecedented three times. His latest book is A Bus Called Heaven.

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Robert Gray (Australian)

Robert Gray is the author of eight books of poetry and a prize-winning memoir, The Land I Came Through Last. He has edited the poetry of John Shaw Neilson and the journals of the painter John Olsen, and has won numerous awards for his poetry including the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, The Age Book of the Year for poetry and the Patrick White Award. He recently co-edited Australian Poetry Since 1788 with Geoffrey Lehmann.

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Ross Grayson Bell (Australian)

Ross Grayson Bell spent 20 years in Los Angeles where he produced Fight Club and executive produced Under Suspicion. As a screenwriter, his adaptation of Tom Spanbauer's novel, The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon, landed him on the British list of Best Unproduced Screenplays. He adapted Mark Leech's autobiography, A Product of the System and the story of Barry Cox, I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing in Perfect Cantonese. He is currently adapting Susan Duncan's national bestseller, Salvation Creek, as well as heading the screenwriting department at AFTRS.

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Alison Green (Australian)

Alison is the co-founder of Pantera Press, established in 2008. Pantera Press is an independent Australian book publisher focusing on the next generation of Australian writers and readers. Bringing together an unusual mix of passion for the arts, books, business and philanthropy, Pantera Press is Alison’s creative vision. Alison is now chief executive driving the Press forward together with her team of experienced industry professionals.

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John M. Green (Australian)

John M. Green is a well-known business writer and commentator. As well as writing, he's a board member of two ASX-listed corporations and not-for-profits, and a co-founder of Pantera Press. Nowhere Man, a financial thriller with a futuristic twist, is John’s first novel. His second novel, Born to Run, is a political thriller about a US presidential election that gets derailed by murder, terror and treason.

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Helen Greenwood (Australian)

Helen Greenwood is best known for her food forays around Sydney, which she writes up every week in her column, Off The Shelf, in the Good Living guide of The Sydney Morning Herald. She has contributed to the annual SMH Good Food Guide, Voracious and Best New Australian Food Writing. Helen is the co-author of the SMH Good Food Shopping Guide 2011 and My Family Feasts with Sean Connolly.

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Kerry Greenwood (Australian)

Kerry Greenwood is the author of more than 40 novels, six non-fiction works and the editor of two collections. The Phryne Fisher series has recently been made into a popular ABC TV series. Kerry is also the author of the Corinna Chapman crime series. When she is not writing she is a duty solicitor working for the Legal Aid Commission in magistrates' courts.

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Kate Grenville (Australian)

Kate Grenville's bestselling novel The Secret River has been published in more than 20 countries and received numerous awards; it won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. The companion memoir is Searching for the Secret River. The Idea of Perfection won Britain’s prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction. Kate’s most recent novel, Sarah Thornhill, is a sequel to The Secret River and makes up the third novel in a loose historical trilogy that includes The Lieutenant.

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Andy Griffiths (Australian)

Andy Griffiths is the author of over 20 children’s books including nonsense verse, short stories, comic novels and plays. Over the past 15 years Andy’s books have been New York Times bestsellers, won over 50 children’s choice awards, been adapted as a television cartoon series and sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Andy is best known as the author of the much loved Just! series and The Day My Bum Went Psycho. His latest book is Just Doomed!

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Tom Griffiths (Australian)

Tom Griffiths is a professor of history and director of the Centre for Environmental History at the Australian National University. His books and essays have won prizes in literature, history, science, politics and journalism, most recently the Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History (2008) for Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica.

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Annie Groer (International)

Award-winning journalist Annie Groer is a former Washington Post and writer. She has covered the White House, Capitol Hill and numerous presidential and congressional campaigns, and has been a presidential debate panellist. Her work, ranging from politics to design, culture and travel, has appeared in The New York Times,, Town & Country and More magazines. She currently writes for the "She The People" blog at and is working on a memoir.

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Alice Grundy (Australian)

Alice Grundy is the editor-in-chief and co-creator of Seizure, a biannual magazine for new writing, design and photography. The inaugural issue, Food, was released in June 2011. She was an editor on the 2010 UTS Writers' Anthology and has worked in think-tanks and trade publishing. She lives in Sydney and currently works as a cookbook editor.

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