Archive Festival 2016
Program by Writer: Surnames C...

This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

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Michelle Cahill (Australian)

Michelle Cahill’s poems have appeared in Meanjin, The London Magazine and Australian Book Review. She won the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award. Her third collection The Herring Lass will be published by Arc, UK. Michelle is Writer-in-Residence at Kingston Writing School and a Visiting Creative Writing Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She co-edited Contemporary Asian Australian Poets with Adam Aitken and Kim Cheng Boey. Letter to Pessoa, a collection of short fiction, is forthcoming with Giramondo.

 
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John Cantwell (Australian)

Major-General (Retired) John Cantwell AO DSC joined the Australian Army as a private soldier and rose to the rank of general, commanding troops at every level in a unique military career of almost 40 years. During his service John led thousands of troops, was Deputy Chief of the Army, directed the initial recovery from the Victorian Black Saturday fires, and commanded all Australian forces in Afghanistan and the Middle East. He served in three wars, including combat duty in the First Gulf war with Iraq in 1991; again in Iraq in 2006; and as commander of all Australian forces in Afghanistan in 2010. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his leadership in action in Afghanistan, and has previously been made a Member of the Order of Australia and an Officer of the Order of Australia, and received the United States Legion of Merit along with other Australian commendations. Since retiring from the Army in 2012, John has become the ambassador and fundraiser for several charities working on behalf of veterans and their families.

He is also a best-selling author. His first book ‘Exit Wounds’ (about the emotional wounds of war) was shortlisted for multiple awards including Autobiography of the Year in 2013.

Recently, John has been speaking and publishing on the topic of leadership. His clients include major corporations in Australian banking, insurance, and the property industry, along with other clients in the health, education, policing and government sectors. His latest book “Leadership in Action” became a bestseller in the first weeks after its publication.

 
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Jane Caro (Australian)

Jane Caro is an author, novelist, journalist, broadcaster, columnist, advertising writer and social commentator. She spent 30 years as an advertising writer and her creative work has won many national and international awards. Her 6-part ABC radio series, For Better, For Worse, is now being produced as a four-part TV series for ABC Compass. Jane has also appeared on The Drum, Q&A, The Project, Daily Edition, Mornings on 9, Studio 10 and Today. She writes regular monthly columns for Mt (Management Today) magazine and The Sun Herald's Sunday Life. She is also in demand as a speaker, workshop facilitator and MC. Her latest book is Plain-Speaking Jane.

 
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Ber Carroll (Australian)

Ber Carroll was born in Blarney, County Cork, and moved to Australia in 1995. Ber has written seven novels. Five of her books were internationally published by mainstream publishers and two, Once Lost and Worlds Apart, were successfully self-published, solidifying Ber’s standing in contemporary fiction. Incidentally, Ber is short for Bernadette (her mother calls her Bernadette when she is in trouble for something). Ber lives a happy trouble-free life in Sydney’s northern beaches with her husband and two children.

 
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a.j. carruthers (Australian)

a.j. carruthers is a contemporary Asian-Australian experimental poet and critic. He is the author of AXIS Book 1 (Vagabond 2014), a lifelong long poem project that will continue until his death. The new enfant terrible of Australian poetry, he has been described as ‘brazenly experimental’ (Australian Book Review). carruthers uses strict procedures and systems to generate poetry, much of which is intentionally plagiarised from existing source-texts. He co-edits SOd press, a premier publisher of Australian and international experimental writing.

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Kit Carstairs (Australian)

Kit Carstairs is the Director of The Manuscript Agency, an organisation established to support authors in the publishing industry. Kit has worked as a freelance and an in-house editor in publishing and is experienced with a wide variety of content including: fiction (adult and children’s), general non-fiction (in book and magazine publishing), as well as with corporate material and academic content. Prior to working in the publishing industry Kit enjoyed a career in broadcasting.

 
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Barrie Cassidy (Australian)

Barrie Cassidy is one of Australia's most experienced political journalists, having covered federal politics since the late 1970s. In the late 1980s, Barrie was senior press secretary and political adviser to Prime Minister, Bob Hawke. He has worked as political correspondent for ABC TV News and the 7.30 Report and currently hosts the popular Sunday morning political discussion program Insiders. His latest book is Private Bill: In Love and War.

 
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Michael Cathcart (Australian)

Michael Cathcart was born in Melbourne in 1956 - the year that television came to Australia. Cathcart is currently the presenter of Radio National’s Books & Arts program and he has also presented Arts Today and the Radio National Quiz. For ABC TV he has presented the history magazine show Rewind and the documentary series Rogue Nation. Cathcart is the author of Defending the National Tuckshop (1988), an expose of a secret militia called the White Army formed in Victoria in 1931, and he has published an abridgement of Manning Clark’s epic A History of Australia and an anthology of Australian speeches. Michael Cathcart’s latest book is The Water Dreamers.

 
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Tony Cavanaugh (Australian)

Tony Cavanaugh was nominated for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards for the screenplay Father and the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards for the screenplay Through My Eyes. His first novel, Promise, was followed in 2013 by Dead Girl Sing, The Train Rider in 2014 and, in 2015, Kingdom of the Strong.

 
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Anish Chandy (International)

Anish Chandy started his publishing career at Penguin (India) before founding The Labyrinth Literary Agency in 2014, an agency designed to tap into the full potential of writers in countries under-represented by agents. Labyrinth is a multi-service agency, working with any genre with global potential; they represent India’s highest selling female romance writer, Nikita Singh. Labyrinth aims to grow beyond the Indian sub-continent and engage more actively with the international publishing community. In addition to his role at Labyrinth, Anish leads digital business development and physical book sales for Juggernaut – an emerging publishing house with a special focus on digital.

 
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Minglu Chen (Australian)

Dr Minglu Chen is a lecturer in the China Studies Centre and the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. She received her PhD in International Studies from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2007. Dr Minglu Chen was a lecturer in Chinese Studies in the Department of International Studies University of Guadalajara, Mexico in 2008-2009 and a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney in 2009-2012. She is the author of Tiger Girls: Women and Enterprise in the People’s Republic of China (Routledge, 2011). 

 
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Peter Chen (Australian)

Peter John Chen teaches media politics, public policy and Australian politics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research interests focus on the relationship between media and politics, with a special interest in new media's impacts on electoral politics, media regulation, social movements, and the politics of animal protection. His work includes an interest in the political content of film, the movement of political and policy ideas, and the role of networks in collective action. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Information Technology & Politics and the International Journal of Electronic Governance. Peter is currently working on a new book on the politics of animal welfare in Australia.

 
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Eileen Chong (Australian)

Eileen Chong is a Sydney poet. Burning Rice (Australian Poetry, 2012) was shortlisted for the Anne Elder Award, Australian Arts in Asia Award and the Prime Minister's Literary Award. Her other books are Peony (Pitt Street Poetry, 2014) and Painting Red Orchids (Pitt Street Poetry, 2016). 

 
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Anna Clark (Australian)

Anna Clark is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in Public History at the University of Technology, Sydney. She has written three books: The History Wars (with Stuart Macintyre), Teaching the Nation: Politics and Pedagogy in Australia, and History’s Children: History Wars in the Classroom, which interviewed 250 history teachers, students and curriculum officials from around Australia to explore Australian history teaching in school. Anna’s most recent book, Private Lives, Public History, uses interviews with 100 people from around the country to consider their thoughts on history alongside public and political discussions about the past. Reflecting her love of fish and fishing, she has also recently finished a history of fishing in Australia, which will be published in 2016.  

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Maxine Beneba Clarke

Maxine Beneba Clarke is an Australian writer of Afro-Caribbean descent. She is a spoken word performer, and the author of the poetry collections Gil Scott Heron is on Parole and Nothing Here Needs Fixing. Her debut fiction book Foreign Soil won the 2015 ABIA Award for literary fiction, the 2015 Indie Award for debut fiction, and the 2013 Victorian Premiers Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Her memoir The Hate Race and her first children's picture book The Patchwork Bike will be published in late 2016.

 
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Aoife Clifford (Australian)

Aoife Clifford is the author of All These Perfect Strangers, published in Australia and United Kingdom (Simon & Schuster), and in the United States (Penguin Random House). She has won both the Scarlet Stiletto and the S.D.Harvey Ned Kelly Award, been shortlisted for the UK Crime Writer’s Association Debut Dagger and was awarded an Australian Society of Authors mentorship for All These Perfect Strangers. In 2016 her short fiction has appeared in Kill Your Darlings, Review of Australian Fiction and Crime Factory.

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Roger Cohen (International)

Roger Cohen has worked for The New York Times for 25 years as a foreign correspondent, foreign editor, and now a columnist. Prior to that he worked for The Wall Street Journal and Reuters. He is the author of four books. The latest, a family memoir entitled The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family, was published to wide acclaim by Alfred A. Knopf in January, 2015. He has taught at Harvard and Princeton and his work has been recognised with several awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from Britain’s Next Century Foundation and a prize from the Overseas Press Club of New York. Raised in South Africa and England, a graduate of Balliol College, Oxford, he is a naturalised American.

 
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Stephen Collier (Australian)

Dr Stephen Collier is a registered architect and urban designer with over 25 years experience in interiors, architecture and urban design. He joined SEAM in 2014, bringing an architectural eye and philosophy to the design of School-in-a-Box. In the 1990s, he spent four years working for the internationally renowned Spanish architect Manuel de Solá-Morales. Several major residential and commercial projects on which he has worked have received the highest professional awards for design excellence in Australia and Europe. He has a Doctor of Philosophy from RMIT University and a Masters of Large Scale Architecture from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC). He also teaches and writes about architecture. 


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Matthew Condon (Australian)

Matthew Condon is the author of several novels and works of non-fiction, and is the two-time winner of the Steele Rudd Award for short fiction. His novels include The Motorcycle Café, The Pillow Fight and The Trout Opera. In 2013 he published Three Crooked Kings – the first instalment in a trilogy on the life and times of former Queensland police commissioner Terry Lewis, and the crime and corruption in Queensland and NSW over a half-century. It was awarded the John Oxley Library Award 2013, and was shortlisted for several other awards. The second volume, Jacks and Jokers, was published in April 2014 and was nominated for a Walkley Award. The final instalment in the trilogy – All Fall Down – was published in 2015.

 
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Bryce Corbett (Australian)

Bryce Corbett is an Australian author, journalist and former newspaper gossip columnist. He lived and worked in Paris for ten years where he wrote his first book, A Town Like Paris, a memoir about his time in the City of Light. His first ghostwriting experience was as the chronicler of his wife Shay Stafford's experiences as a Moulin Rouge dancer Memoirs Of A Showgirl. Last year he co-wrote Rosie Batty's book A Mother’s Story. He is currently ghostwriting on Turia Pitt's new book.

 
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Ross Coulthart (Australian)

Ross Coulthart is one of Australia's foremost investigative journalists and the author of several bestselling books, including Lost Diggers. He has won a Logie and five Walkley journalism awards including the Gold Walkley. Ross has previously reported for Sunday NightFour Corners, Sixty Minutes, and The Sydney Morning Herald. His most recent book is the biography Charles Bean.

 
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Jesse Cox (Australian)

Jesse Cox (@mrjessecox) is a producer with ABC RN’s Creative Audio Unit, and presenter of the weekly show Radiotonic. A two time winner at the Third Coast International Audio Festival (Best Documentary: Silver & Director’s Choice) Jesse has also created sound installations in beach showers, as geo-locative apps, and performed documentary radio stories live on stage. He was co-creator of RN’s Long Story Short and FBi Radio’s All the Best.

 
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CPAC Youth (Australian)

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre are a multidisciplinary Arts Centre situated on the banks of the Georges River in Casula. The Centre runs a number of high quality engaging arts programs dedicated to children and families each year including the award winning Way out West Festival for Children.

 
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Annabel Crabb (Australian)

Annabel Crabb is one of Australia's most beloved journalists. She is a writer and broadcaster for the ABC, writes a weekly opinion column for Fairfax, is the author of the bestselling book The Wife Drought and is a sought-after speaker and presenter. As host of the ABC's enormously popular series Kitchen Cabinet, Annabel has broken bread with Australia's most influential political leaders and shared her magnificent desserts in kitchens around the country. She broadcasts a top-rating podcast - Chat10 Looks3 - with friend and colleague Leigh Sales and her latest book is Special Delivery, a cookbook with Wendy Sharpe.

 
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Andrew Cranna (Australian)

Andrew Cranna is an author, illustrator and educator living in Sydney. Andrew’s first graphic novel, The Bloodhound Boys: The Great Blood Bank Robbery, was shortlisted by the Children’s Book Council of Australia for the Crichton Award for New Illustrators. Andrew’s latest book, The Monster Truck Tremor Dilemma, is the second in The Bloodhound Boys graphic novel series. Andrew also illustrates for The School Magazine and their Teaching Guide series, where his particular brand of zany humour makes teaching and learning activities accessible and fun.

 
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Hal Crawford (Australian)

Hal is currently editor-in-chief and publisher of ninemsn, a network of digital news and lifestyle sites. He is also the co-founder of Share Wars, a project that has analysed years of data from Australian news media to uncover what drives people to share news on social networks. The book All Your Friends Like This, which he wrote with Andrew Hunter and Dom Filipovic, documents Share Wars and gives an insight into the world's most shareable stories. Hal began his career at The West Australian newspaper as a police and political reporter. He has worked in the media internationally, and taught journalism in Melbourne. In early 2016 he announced his resignation from ninemsn to take up the role of chief news officer at MediaWorks in Auckland.

 
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Anwen Crawford (Australian)

Anwen Crawford is a Sydney-based writer. She is the music critic for The Monthly, and her essays have appeared in publications including The New Yorker, Best Australian Essays, Meanjin and Australian Book Review. Her book Live Through This is published by Bloomsbury.