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

This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

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Kirsty Eagar (Australian)

Kirsty Eagar was born and raised in Capricornia, Queensland. After studying economics, she worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Bank of England before resigning to work a variety of jobs that allowed time to write and surf. Her debut novel, Raw Blue, won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adult fiction. Summer Skin, her latest novel, is a modern romance set in the hook-up culture of campus life, described by Clementine Ford as being ‘as smart as it is hot.’ Kirsty lives on Sydney’s northern beaches with her family.

Katharina Ebinger (International)

In 2001 Katharina Ebinger became editor in chief at Gabriel Verlag, a division of the former Thienemann Verlag GmbH, and became editor in chief of Thienemann Verlag in 2014. For Thienemann she now acquires German and international fiction rights for picture books and young adult titles, and for Gabriel she acquires titles on ethics, philosophy and intercultural topics, both fiction and non-fiction. Recent Australian acquisitions include Toby Riddle (Curtis Brown), Claire Zorn and Steven Herrick (University of Queensland Press).

Ali Cobby Eckermann (Australian)

Ali Cobby Eckermann’s highly-acclaimed memoir, Too Afraid to Cry, was awarded the Tangkanungku Pintyanthi Fellowship at the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature 2016. It has also been published in India. Inside My Mother, her latest collection of poetry, was published in 2015. In 2014 Ali attended the International Writing Program at University of Iowa, and in 2013 she won the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry (NSW) for Ruby Moonlight, now published in America and Russia. 

Jill Eddington (Australian)

Jill Eddington is director of Literature at the Australia Council for the Arts. Jill has worked as a Writers’ Festival Director, CEO of a writers’ centre and a regional arts organisation, in public programming and as consultant to the arts and education sectors.

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Susan Elderkin (International)

Susan Elderkin is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, Sunset over Chocolate Mountains and The Voices. One of Granta’s 20 Best Young British Novelists in 2003, she has taught creative writing at all levels, from Arvon courses to the creative writing MAs at Birkbeck and Goldsmiths. She also works as a critic, a journalist, and a bibliotherapist for The School of Life. Susan is the co-author, along with Ella Berthoud, of The Novel Cure: An A-Z of Literary Remedies.

Tim Elliott (Australian)

Tim Elliott is a senior writer at The Sydney Morning Herald's Good Weekend magazine. His first book, The Bolivian Times, was an account of six months he spent working on an English-language paper in South America. His latest book, Farewell to the Father, is about growing up with a parent afflicted by mental illness. It first arose from an article of the same name in The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Weekend magazine. The article generated one of the largest reader responses in the paper’s history.

Chris Endrey (Australian)

Chris Endrey is a chameleon artist whose work all surrounds scorning the unworthy and celebrating the under-loved. Most prominent as host of In Canberra Tonight and singer for sex-pop band Fun Machine, Chris is spending 2016 playing with the twin spectrum of stand up comedy and intimate musical performances.

Álvaro Enrigue (International)

Álvaro Enrigue was a Cullman Center Fellow and a Fellow at the Princeton University Program in Latin American Studies. He has taught at New York University, Princeton University, the University of Maryland, and Columbia University. Álvaro was born in Mexico and lives in New York City with his wife, the novelist Valeria Luiselli.

Peter Evans (Australian)

Peter Evans was appointed Co-Artistic Director alongside John Bell in 2012. He studied at NIDA, worked for Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre and was Associate Director at Melbourne Theatre Company. His extensive directing credits include Pygmalion, The Grenade, The Great, Fat Pig, and The Give and Take (Sydney Theatre Company). As Artistic Director of Bell Shakespeare, Evans has directed new versions of Julius Caesar (2011), Macbeth (2012), Phèdre (2013), Tartuffe (2014), The Dream (2014) and As You Like It (2015).

Kate Evans (Australian)

Kate Evans has worked in radio, TV, book publishing and universities. She joined RN in 1997, and has spent time both behind the scenes and in front of the microphone, on a range of programs including Rear Vision, Hindsight, Life Matters, The Comfort Zone, The Book Show, Australia Talks and MovieTime. During that time, she also completed a PhD in history, and worked on various TV and radio special projects. As someone whose greatest pleasure is reading books and speaking to interesting people, she’s delighted to be presenting Books +.

James Evans (Australia)

James Evans is Associate Director at Bell Shakespeare. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (Acting) and holds a MA (English) from the University of Sydney. He has worked extensively as an actor, director, dramaturg and facilitator.