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Geoff Page (Australian)

Geoff Page is a Canberra-based poet who has published 19 collections of poetry as well as two novels, five verse novels and several other works including anthologies, translations and a biography of jazz musician Bernie McGann. His most recent books are: 60 Classic Australian Poems; A Sudden Sentence in the Air: Jazz poems; Coda for Shirley and New Selected Poems. 1953 is due to be published in 2013.

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Tim Palmer (Australian)

Tim Palmer is a senior reporter on 7:30 and presents the news panel program, The Drum. In over 20 years as a senior journalist and foreign correspondent with the ABC, he has become one of the country’s most awarded journalists. He has five times received a Walkley award including the coveted Gold Walkley. He has been the ABC’s Middle East Middle East correspondent based in Jerusalem and Amman and the ABC’s Indonesia correspondent. He has also worked as Executive Producer for Media Watch, Lateline, Lateline Business, The World Today and PM.


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Craig Pearce (Australian)

Craig Pearce co-wrote with Baz Luhrmann Strictly Ballroom, William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, and Moulin Rouge. These films have won countless accolades including an AFI Award for Best Screenplay (Strictly Ballroom), a BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (Romeo + Juliet) and eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Film (Moulin Rouge). In 2010 Universal Studios released Craig’s adaptation of Charlie St. Cloud starring Zac Efron. Craig’s latest collaboration with Baz Luhrmann is The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.

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Mal Peet (International)

Mal Peet has established himself as a strong and distinctive voice in young-adult fiction. His first novel, Keeper, won the Branford Boase Award and the Bronze Nestlé Children’s Book Award; Tamar won the Carnegie Medal; and Exposure was the 2009 winner of The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Mal’s latest novel is Life: An exploded diagram. As well as his young-adult novels, Mal has produced many books for children, most of them in collaboration with his wife, Elspeth Graham.
 malpeet.com

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Emily Perkins (International)

Emily Perkins is the author of Not Her Real Name, a collection of short stories, which won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and the novels Leave Before You Go, The New Girl and Novel About My Wife, winner of the Believer Award. Her latest novel is The Forrests. Emily lives in New Zealand.

Supported by the New Zealand Book Council.

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Elliot Perlman (Australian)

Elliot Perlman’s Three Dollars won The Age Book of the Year Award, the Betty Trask Award (UK) and the Fellowship of Australian Writers' Book of the Year Award. He co-wrote the screenplay for the film Three Dollars which received the Australian Film Critics' Circle Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as well as the AFI Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Seven Types of Ambiguity was an international bestseller and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Fiction. Elliot lives in Melbourne.

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Janine Perrett (Australian)

Janine Perrett’s journalism career began at The Australian newspaper in 1979 and included lengthy stints in London and New York as foreign correspondent. On her return to Australia she became a television reporter with the Nine Network on the Sunday and Business Sunday programs and also founded and presented The Small Business Show. She is host of her own nightly chat show, The Perrett Report, on Sky TV as well as other commentating on Sky News, Fairfax and Radio 2UE.


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Mark Pesce (Australian)

Mark Pesce is an inventor, educator, broadcaster and futurist. The author of six books including The Playful World and The Next Billion Seconds, he has been exploring human impacts for over a quarter of a century. Founder of postgraduate programs at both USC and AFTRS, Mark teaches creators how to harness the 'human network' and empower their productions. On the ABC's series The New Inventors, he helped to promote Australia's leading innovators and entrepreneurs.
 nextbillionseconds.com

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Michael Petroni (Australian)

Michael Petroni is a graduate of the American Film Institute. While at AFI he wrote his award-winning directorial debut, Till Human Voices Wake Us. Michaelʼs recently produced work includes the supernatural horror/thriller The Rite and the third instalment in The Chronicles of Narnia franchise, Voyage of the Dawn Treader. His current studio projects include Afterlife and The Book Thief. Most recently Michael wrote the sequel to 20th Century Fox’s Master and Commander.


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Leonie Phillips (Australian)

Leonie Phillips is editor of Binge Thinking Magazine and convener of Shaken and Stirred Salons, as well as principal of Thought Broker. She spent 10 years publicising and promoting policy, publications and ideas in Australia and overseas, including five years at a think-tank as public affairs manager and events manager. Leonie has produced and presented a weekly radio program on books, writing and publishing, run ideas festivals, book launches and political seminars, and is passionate about bioethics, philosophy and political theory.

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Oliver Phommavanh (Australian)

Oliver Phommavanh loves to make people laugh, whether it's on the page writing humour for kids or on stage as a stand-up comedian. He also shares his passion for writing with the children he teaches at a primary school in Western Sydney. As a comedian, Oliver has appeared on stage, and on national TV and radio. He's a die-hard Nintendo fan and cheers for the Wests Tigers! He is the author of Thai-riffic!, Con-nerd and, most recently, Punchlines.
 oliverwriter.com

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Michael Pryor (Australian)

Michael Pryor has published more than 25 fantasy books and over 40 short stories. He has been shortlisted six times for the Aurealis Awards, nominated for a Ditmar Award and six of his books have been CBCA Notable Books. His most recent series are The Chronicles of Krangor for younger readers and The Laws of Magic and The Extraordinaires for older readers. Michael’s most recent work is 10 Futures, in which he contemplates what life might be like 100 years from now.
 michaelpryor.com.au

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Lisa Pryor (Australian)

Lisa Pryor is a journalist, writer and medical student. She is the author of two non-fiction books: The Pin Striped Prison: How overachievers get trapped in corporate jobs they hate and, most recently, A Small Book About Drugs.

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Riikka Pulkkinen (International)

Riikka Pulkkinen studied literature and philosophy at the University of Helsinki. Her debut novel, Raja (The Border), sparked international interest when it was published in 2006. Her second novel, True, will mark her English-language debut. Pulkkinen received the Kaarle Prize and the Laila Hirvisaari Prize in 2007.


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Alice Pung (Australian)

Alice Pung is the author of Her Father’s Daughter. Alice’s first book, Unpolished Gem, won the Australian Book Industry Newcomer of the Year Award and was nominated for the Victorian and New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards. She edited the anthology Growing Up Asian in Australia and her work has appeared in The Monthly, Good Weekend, The Age, The Best Australian Stories and Meanjin.

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