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

This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

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Wilson da Silva (Australian)

Wilson da Silva is a science writer and the co-founder and long-serving editor-in-chief of COSMOS, Australia's #1 science magazine. He’s been a journalist at ABC TV, Reuters, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and New Scientist, and his credits include The Guardian and The Australian Financial Review Magazine. A past president of the World Federation of Science Journalists, he’s the winner of 31 awards, including two Editor of the Year trophies and the AFI Award for Best Documentary. His story ‘Social robots are coming’ appears in The Best Australian Science Writing 2015.

Mark Dapin (Australian)

Mark Dapin is the author of the novels King of the Cross and Spirit House. King of the Cross won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, and Spirit House was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and shortlisted for the Age Book of the Year and the Royal Society for Literature's Ondaatje Prize. His recent work of military history, The Nashos' War, won an Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize, as well as the People’s Choice Award at the national NIB Waverley Library Awards. His most recent book is R&R.

Marie Darrieussecq (International)

Marie Darrieussecq is a French writer born in the Basque Country in 1969. She lives mainly in Paris. Her first novel, Pig Tales (Truismes), was published in 1996 and subsequently translated into 35 languages. All told, she has authored some 15 books published in numerous countries around the world, including novels, short stories, a play, and a work of non-fiction. Her last novel Men (Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes), which was awarded both the Prix Médicis and the Prix des Prix in 2013, has just been translated and published at Text Publishing. She is a regular contributor to contemporary art magazines in France and UK and also writes for Libération and Charlie Hebdo, in addition to being a psychoanalyst.

Satyajit Das (Australian)

Satyajit Das is a former financier. He anticipated the 2008 financial crisis and has been prescient in outlining subsequent developments. In September 2014, Bloomberg included him as one of the 50 most influential people in international finance. He was featured in Charles Ferguson’s 2010 Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, the 2012 PBS Frontline series Money, Power & Wall Street, the 2009 BBC TV documentary Tricks with Risk, and the 2015 German film Who’s Saving Whom. Das is the author of two international bestsellers, Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives (2006) and Extreme Money: The Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk (2011). His latest book is A Banquet of Consequences: Have We Consumed Our Own Future? (2015).

Zoe Dattner (Australian)

Zoe Dattner is the creative director at Sleepers Publishing and associate publisher at SmartCompany and StartupSmart. She's been involved in the small press sector for 13 years, has been a lecturer in digital publishing, and is keenly interested in the challenges and creative and commercial opportunities arising from the evolving publishing landscape.

Graham Davis King (Australian)

Graham Davis King is a Wiradjuri and Ngiyampaa artist and activist currently residing in the Blue Mountains NSW. From an early age King has been involved in projects that concentrate on Aboriginal culture and education as an outcome. In addition to his visual art practice, Graham performs as a dancer and storyteller. He established the Blue Mountains Aboriginal Artists Cooperative in Katoomba in 2006 and is a Director of the Blue Mountains Aboriginal Culture and Resource Centre.

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Michelle de Kretser (Australian)

Michelle de Kretser is a writer who lives in Sydney. Her fiction has won numerous awards.

Rowan Dean (Australian)

Rowan Dean is the editor of The Spectator Australia and a columnist with the Australian Financial Review and the Brisbane Courier Mail. He is also a regular panelist on the ABC's Q&A and The Drum, as well as on Paul Murray Live and Viewpoint on Sky News. His background is in advertising, where he was for many years a copywriter, commercials director and Executive Creative Director, working on many top international and Australian brands, including Fosters Lager, Mortein, Jacob's Creek and Volvo.

Quentin Dempster (Australian)

Quentin Dempster AM, contributing editor to The Sydney Morning Herald, is currently chairman of the Walkley Trustees. He was staff-elected director of the ABC 1992-1996. He has 46 years experience in print and broadcast journalism. He is the author of three books: Honest Cops (1992), Whistleblowers (1997) and Death Struggle (2000). He was made a member of the Order of Australia in 1992 for services to the media particularly in journalism and current affairs. In 2002 he was awarded the Walkley Award for ‘outstanding contribution to journalism’.

Andrew Denton (Australian)

Andrew Denton has worked extensively in every medium except crayon. He describes himself as ‘too pretty for television and too ugly for radio’ and lists his occupation on visa forms as ‘personality’. He counts Rupert Murdoch, Paul Keating and Germaine Greer amongst his favourite detractors.

Peter Doherty (Australian)

Peter Doherty shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering the nature of the cellular immune defense and continues to be involved in research directed at understanding and preventing the severe consequences of influenza virus infection. He is a huge advocate for evidence-based reality in areas as diverse as childhood vaccination, global hunger and anthropogenic climate change. In an effort to communicate more broadly, he has published four books for general readers. The Knowledge Wars is the latest.

Ken Done (Australian)

Ken Done’s first solo exhibition was held in Sydney in 1980. Since then, he has held over 50 one-man shows, including major exhibitions in Australia, Europe, Japan and the USA. His work has been described as the most original style to come out of Australia, and his paintings are in collections throughout the world. This book tells the stories behind the paintings.

Geraldine Doogue (Australian)

Geraldine Doogue is a renowned Australian journalist and broadcaster, host of Radio National’s Saturday Extra and ABC Television’s Compass. She has won two Penguin Awards for excellence in broadcasting from the Television Society of Australia and a United Nations Media Peace Prize. The Climb: Conversations with Australian Women in Power is her first book.

Kelly Doust (Australian)

Kelly Doust is author of the memoir A Life in Frocks, vintage fashion bible Minxy Vintage and craft books The Crafty Minx, The Crafty Kid and The Crafty Minx at Home. She has also been a regular contributor to Vogue and Australian Women's Weekly. Kelly's first novel, Precious Things is published by HarperCollins in April 2016.

Ceridwen Dovey (Australian)

Ceridwen Dovey was born in South Africa and grew up between South Africa and Australia. She studied social anthropology at Harvard and New York University before returning to Sydney, where she now lives. Her debut novel, Blood Kin, was published in 15 countries, shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Award, and selected for the US National Book Foundation’s prestigious ‘5 Under 35’ honours list. Her second book, Only the Animals, won the inaugural 2014 Readings New Australian Writing Award and the Steele Rudd Award for a short story collection in the Queensland Literary Awards, and was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction.

Peter Doyle (Australian)

Peter Doyle is the author of the City of Shadows: Sydney Police Photographs, 1912-1948 (2005) and Crooks Like Us (2009), both based on research into the Forensic Photography Archive at the Justice & Police Museum, Sydney. He has published four crime novels, including The Big Whatever (Dark Passage, 2015). Two of his previous novels won Ned Kelly Awards, and in 2011 he received a Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award. He is an Associate Professor of Media at Macquarie University.

Philip Dwyer (Australian)

Philip Dwyer is Professor of History and founding Director of the Centre for the History of Violence at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His primary research interest is eighteenth-century Europe with particular emphasis on the Napoleonic Empire. He is the editor of Napoleon and Europe and (with Lyndall Ryan), Theatres of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing and Atrocity throughout History. His book, Napoleon: The Path to Power, won the Australian National Biography Award in 2008. More recently, Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards. He is currently engaged in a comparative study of colonisation and violence, 1780-1820, and is completing the third volume of his Napoleon biography.

David Dyer (Australian)

David Dyer grew up in Shellharbour, NSW, and after leaving school attended the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania. He travelled the world on merchant ships before returning to NSW to study arts and law at Sydney University. He was a solicitor for several years in Sydney and London, and then retrained as an English teacher. He was awarded a Doctorate in Creative Arts by the University of Technology, Sydney in 2014. The Midnight Watch is his first novel.