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Indira Naidoo (Australian)

Indira Naidoo is one of Australian television's best-known broadcasters and journalists. She presented SBS Television's highly regarded national mid-evening news service, World News Tonight, the ABC's 7.30 Report, National Late Edition News and Behind the News. More recently she appeared on the first series of Celebrity MasterChef on Network Ten. Indira is passionate about growing her own produce and creating delicious meals with the bounty from her balcony.

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Ghassan Nakhoul (Australian)

Ghassan Nakhoul is a senior producer with SBS Radio’s Arabic program. In 2002 he won the station’s first Walkley Award for his investigative documentary The Five Mysteries of SIEV X. Ghassan studied media and politics in Lebanon. He started his career in radio and print media in Beirut before migrating to Australia in 1989. He joined SBS Radio in 1991. Ghassan is also a lecturer at the University of Sydney. He is fluent in Arabic, English and French.

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Joel Naoum (Australian)

Joel Naoum is a Sydney-based book publisher, editor, blogger and writer. He is running Pan Macmillan's new digital-only imprint, Momentum, and recently completed a three-month stint in London for the Unwin Fellowship researching digital publishing experimentation. He is passionate about the possibilities that social media and digital publishing open up for authors, publishers, booksellers and the whole book industry.

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Loretta Napoleoni (International)

Loretta Napoleoni is the author of Rogue Economics, Terror Incorporated, Insurgent Iraq, Ten Years That Shook the World and Maonomics. She is an expert on terrorist financing and money laundering, as well as a regular media commentator for CNN, Sky and the BBC, and a columnist for several European financial papers including El Pais, The Guardian and Le Monde.

Supported by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

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Eileen Naseby (Australian)

Eileen Naseby was born in Haifa, raised in England and emigrated to Australia at the age of 10, growing up in rural Queensland. In 2004 she produced the series Australian Memories in Black and White based on the Cinesound-Movietone Newsreels, which she had managed for 20 years. Murdoch Books published Eileen’s memoir of her mother, Ursula – A Voyage of Love and Danger in 2006. Eileen has been running her Skeletons & Dirty Linen memoir-writing workshops since 2008.

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Norm Neill (Australian)

Norm Neill’s poetry has appeared in journals including Five Bells, Blue Dog and Social Alternatives, and in edited anthologies. The Robin Gibson Gallery exhibited 16 of his poems responding to paintings by Jacqueline Balassa in 2010. His poem World Cup Final came second in the 2009 Inner City Life competition. Norm has had more than 700 letters in broadsheet newspapers and in 2011 his poem Post-industrial appeared in The Sun-Herald. He is convenor of a weekly poetry workshop at the NSW Writers’ Centre.

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P.M. Newton (Australian)

P.M. Newton joined the New South Wales police force in 1982 and spent the next 13 years working in and around Sydney in various departments, including Drug Enforcement, Sexual Assault and Major Crime,first in uniform then as a detective. She eventually resigned to travel and live overseas. Her first novel, The Old School, was published in 2010 and shortlisted for the Indie Award for Debut Fiction, the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award and the Asher Literary Award.

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John Newton (Australian)

John Newton is a freelance writer, journalist, novelist and teacher. As a journalist he has written for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Art of Eating, The Asian Wall Street Journal and Slow. He was co-editor of The Sydney Morning Herald publication, The Good Food Shopping Guide and teaches “Writing About Food” through The University of Technology Sydney. He has written restaurant criticism in Australia and Spain. His most recent book is Grazing: The Ramblings and Recipes of a Man Who Gets Paid To Eat, published by New Holland. John has won many awards for his  writing including the Golden Ladle for Best Food Journalism in the 2005 World Food Media Awards.

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Anna Kerdijk Nicholson (Australian)

Anna Kerdijk Nicholson’s second collection of poetry, Possession, won the 2010 Victorian Premier’s C.J. Dennis Prize and the 2010 Wesley Michel Wright Prize and was shortlisted for both the 2011 ACT Judith Wright Poetry Prize and the 2011 NSW Premier’s Prize for Poetry. Her first book of poetry, The Bundanon Cantos, was a Sydney Morning Herald Best Book of 2003. Anna served on the committee of the Poets Union Inc and co-edited its journal, Five Bells. She is on the board of Australian Poetry.

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Barbara Nicholson (Australian)

Barbara Nicholson is a senior Wadi Wadi woman from the Illawarra district. Primarily a poet, Barbara has also published academically in text books, journals and anthologies. She has lectured in Aboriginal studies at UNSW and the University of Wollongong, and for the last 12 years held a senior honorary research fellowship in the faculty of law at the University of Wollongong. She sits on the university’s Human Research Ethics Committee and the Ethics Committee for the Australian Institute Of Criminology in Canberra.

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Zoe Norton Lodge (Australian)

Zoe Norton Lodge is a Sydney based writer who has recently been published in Going Down Swinging, The Penguin Plays Rough Book of Short Stories and Seizure Magazine. In 2011 she performed her debut self-written solo show, This is Not a Possum, at The Old Fitzroy Theatre. Zoe is a regular reader at storytelling nights around Sydney including Story Club and Penguin Plays Rough. Zoe is the festival manager of the National Young Writers' Festival and associate artist with the Tamarama Rock Surfers Theatre Company.

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Louis Nowra (Australian)

Louis Nowra is an acclaimed author, screenwriter and playwright. His novels include The Misery of Beauty, Palu, Abaza, Red Nights and The Twelfth of Never. His plays include Cosi, Summer of the Aliens, The Golden Age, Radiance and The Boyce Trilogy. Ice was shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

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Malla Nunn (Australian)

Malla Nunn grew up in Swaziland before moving with her parents to Perth in the 1970s. She attended universities in Western Australia and the US. In New York, she worked on film sets and wrote her first screenplay before returning to Australia where she began writing and directing short films and corporate videos. Her debut novel, A Beautiful Place to Die, was published to international acclaim and won the 2009 Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Novel by an Australian female author.

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