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Sarah Kanowski (Australian)

Sarah Kanowski is a writer and broadcaster who currently presents ABC Radio National’s Weekend Arts program which covers writing, music, visual arts, theatre and film. Sarah has edited the literary magazine Island in Tasmania and studied English at Oxford University.

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Bob Katter (Australian)

Bob Katter has been the federal member for Kennedy in Queensland since 1993, following a highly successful career in state politics where he held four ministerial positions. Originally a National Party member for most of his parliamentary career, due to his disenchantment with economic rationality that he felt the National Party was adopting he chose to stand as an Independent in the 2001 federal election, where he won in a landslide.

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John Keane (Australian)

John Keane was born in Australia and educated at the universities of Adelaide, Toronto and Cambridge. He is professor of politics at the University of Sydney and at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin. In 1989 he founded the Centre for the Study of Democracy in London. During his many years of residence in Britain, The Times ranked John as one of Britain’s leading political thinkers and writers whose work has "worldwide importance". John’s latest book is The Life and Death of Democracy.

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Catherine Keenan (Australian)

Catherine Keenan is executive director and co-founder of the Sydney Story Factory, a not-for-profit creative-writing centre for children opening in Redfern in 2012. She was formerly a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald, where she worked as an arts writer and as literary editor.

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S.K. Kelen (Australian)

S.K. (Stephen Kenneth) Kelen was born in Sydney in 1956. Since winning the Poetry Australia Prize in 1973 his poems have been widely published. In 1996 he received an Australia Council grant to travel and write in the USA and was visiting professor of writing at the University of South Dakota. In 1998 he was Asialink Writer in Residence in Vietnam and in 2000 was recipient of the ACT Creative Arts Fellowship. New and Selected Poems is his sixth book of poetry.

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Thomas Keneally (Australian)

Thomas Keneally has written many novels and has shown an increasing interest in producing histories. His history of Irish convictism, The Great Shame, and later work, The Commonwealth of Thieves, were published in all the English-language markets. His novels include Bring Larks and Heroes, The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest, Schindler's Ark and The People's Train. Thomas has the won numerous awards, among them the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Booker Prize, the Los Angeles Book Prize and the Royal Society of Literature Prize.

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Jacqueline Kent (Australian)

Jacqueline Kent has written young-adult fiction, social history and biography. A Certain Style: Beatrice Davis, A Literary Life won the National Biography Award and the Nita B. Kibble Award; An Exacting Heart: The Story of Hephzibah Menuhin also won the Kibble Award and was shortlisted for the New South Wales, Queensland and Victorian Premier’s Awards as well as the Walkley Award and the Magarey Medal for Biography. Her most recent book is The Making of Julia Gillard: Prime Minister.

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Fenella Kernebone (Australian)

Fenella Kernebone is a television and radio presenter and producer, MC, interviewer and writer. In 2010-2011, Fenella hosted Art Nation on ABC TV and presented and produced on the previous arts show, Sunday Arts. Prior to that, she was one of the hosts and film reviewers of The Movie Show on SBS TV. In addition to her new role on Radio National’s By Design, Fenella is also the host of her long-running, cult electronic music show, The Sound Lab, on Triple J radio.

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Nick Keys (Australian)

Nick is a Sydney-based writer who works in a range of media, from talk performances to online writing and visual collage. Semi-improvised talk is a practice he is working on specifically while studying an MFA at Bard College in New York, where he has spent the last three American summers. He also teaches writing at UTS in Sydney and digital media at the University of Wollongong. You can sample his work at and

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Gretel Killeen (Australian)

Gretel Killeen is the author of many books for both adults and children, including the My Brother is…series and The Night My Bum Dropped. She is published in Australia, Europe and Canada. After dropping out of law studies, Gretel started her career as a stand-up comic. She has since worked as a voice actor, columnist, radio presenter and was the host of Big Brother Australia for seven years. She has two (almost) grown-up children and lives in Sydney.

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Jeff Kinney (International)

Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a New York Times’ number-one bestselling author. Jeff was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2009. He spent his childhood in the Washington, DC area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife and their two sons.

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Michael Kirby (Australian)

Michael Kirby was Australia's longest-serving judge on his retirement from the High Court of Australia in February 2009. In addition to his judicial duties, he has served on three university governing bodies and was chancellor of Macquarie University from 1984 to 1993. He has also served on many national and international bodies including the World Health Organization's Global Commission on AIDS, the International Commission of Jurists, the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee, the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights, and the UNDP Global Commission on HIV and the Law.

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Jean Kittson (Australian)

Jean Kittson is one of Australia's best-known and most popular comedians. She came to national attention on The Big Gig, followed by appearances on a number of high-profile television programs. More recently she was a judge on Strictly Speaking and a guest on Talking ‘Bout Your Generation. Jean is a regular guest on 702 ABC Sydney and has been a regular columnist with New Weekly, Sunday Telegraph, the SMH Sydney Magazine, Inspire Magazine and the Readers Digest Health Smart magazine. She is the author of Tongue Lashing.

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Eric Knight (Australian)

Eric Knight is the author of Reframe: How to solve the world’s trickiest problems. Eric was born in 1983. A former Rhodes scholar, he has worked as an economics consultant to the OECD, the UN and the World Bank. He has written for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Drum, The Spectator and The Monthly. A research associate of the ANU Centre for Climate Economics and Policy, he works for Boston Consulting Group.

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Dominic Knight (Australian)

DOMINIC KNIGHT is the Evenings presenter on 702 ABC Sydney and ABC Local Radio NSW/ACT. He has worked on The Chaser's creative projects in media including print, online, stage, radio, television and karaoke videos. He wrote the novels Disco Boy and Comrades, largely because he enjoys boasting at dinner parties that he is a novelist. Inspired by The Artist, he is currently adapting his greatest radio moments into a silent movie.

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Malcolm Knox (Australian)

Malcolm Knox is the author of 13 books, eight of which are non-fiction, covering subjects as diverse as sport, the criminal jury system, illicit drugs and Australian history. As a journalist he has twice won Walkley Awards, won a Human Rights Award and was runner-up in the Graham Perkin Award for Australian Journalist of the Year. He has worked for The Sydney Morning Herald since 1994, as well as contributing to publications in Australia and overseas. He lives in Sydney.

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Alan Kohler (Australian)

Alan Kohler has been a financial journalist for 42 years. He has been editor of both The Australian Financial Review and The Age. Since 1995 he has combined print with television, working for the ABC and Fairfax up to 2007. Alan is now chair and editor-in-chief of Eureka Report, an online independent publication for investors, and Business Spectator, a business news and commentary publication. He is also chair of Melbourne University Publishing.

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Anna Krien (Australian)

Anna Krien’s first book, Into the Woods, won the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Non-fiction and the Victorian Premier’s People’s Choice Award. Her writing has been published in The Monthly, The Age, Best Australian Essays, Best Australian Stories and The Big Issue. She is the author of the Quarterly Essay, Us and Them: On the importance of animals.

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Karl Kruszelnicki (Australian)

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney. Dr Karl is qualified as a medical doctor, engineer, physicist and mathematician, and since 2005 has consistently been listed among the Top 15 most trusted Australians. He appears regularly on TV, has hosted Sleek Geeks with Adam Spencer and is an engaging commentator on the scientific phenomena around us. He is also the author of more than 30 popular science books, most recently Brain Food.

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