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

This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

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Kate Fagan (Australian)

Kate Fagan is a poet, songwriter and musician who lectures in Literary Studies at Western Sydney University. Her book First Light (Giramondo, 2012) was short-listed for both the Age Book of the Year Award and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. She is a former editor-in-chief of How2, the U.S.-based journal of innovative poetics, and is co-convening the 2016 ‘Active Aesthetics: Contemporary Australian Poetry’ conference at the University of California, Berkeley. She supported Joan Baez on her 2013 tour of Australia/NZ.

 
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Delia Falconer (Australian)

Delia Falconer is the author of two novels, The Service of Clouds and The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers. Her 2010 nonfiction work, Sydney, a personal history of her home town, won the CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature and was shortlisted for other major national prizes including the New South Wales Premier's History and National Biography awards. She is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Technology, Sydney.

 
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Suzanne Falkiner (Australian)

Suzanne Falkiner is a Sydney writer. She grew up on a sheep station in central New South Wales, and was educated at the University of New South Wales and Columbia University. She spent three years travelling in Asia, Europe and South America before working in various Sydney publishing jobs, and has also lived in Italy and New York. In 2005 she was awarded a Doctorate of Creative Arts at The University of Technology, Sydney. Her most recent book is Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow.

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Ellen Fanning (Australian)

Ellen Fanning is the co-presenter of Life Matters on Radio National. She has been a journalist for nearly 30 years at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, SBS and the Nine Network. She has interviewed every Australian Prime Minister from John Grey Gorton to Malcolm Turnbull and has reported from locations as varied as Inuit territory in northern Canada, inside a Collins Class submarine in the Indian Ocean to the skies over Bosnia as a British supply plane refuelled US fighter jets in mid-air, during the civil war.

 
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Gabriel Farago (Australian)

Gabriel Farago is a published author, lawyer and novelist with a passion for history and archaeology. Gabriel holds degrees in literature and law, speaks several languages and takes research and authenticity very seriously. He travels extensively and visits all of the locations mentioned in his books. ‘I try to weave fact and fiction into a seamless storyline,’ he explains. ‘By blurring the boundaries between the two, the reader is never quite sure where one ends, and the other begins. This is a delicate balancing act: reality must rub shoulders with imagination in a way that is both entertaining and plausible.’ Gabriel lives with his wife in the Blue Mountains near Sydney.

 
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Nicolas Fargues (International)

Nicolas Fargues was born in France in 1972. He spent his childhood in Lebanon and Cameroon and received a Degree in French Modern Literature at La Sorbonne, Paris (1995). Nicolas has since lived in Indonesia, Madagascar and Cameroon and is currently writer in residence at Randell Cottage, Wellington, New Zealand. Nicolas has had ten novels published in French since 2000. I Was Behind You was published in English by Pushkin Press.

 
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Joanne Fedler

Joanne Fedler is an internationally bestselling author of nine books including Secret Mothers' Business and When Hungry, Eat. She is a writing mentor, facilitator, speaker and takes women on writing retreats to Fiji each year. She has just launched a writing platform WINGS (Words Inspire, Nourish and Grow the Spirit) to promote and support emerging women writers. She teaches other coaches, mentors and healers to run their own retreats through her programme RINGS (Retreats that Inspire, Nourish and Grow the Spirit).


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Marc Fennell (Australian)

Marc Fennell is an award winning journalist, broadcaster, author, film critic, tech geek, and the host of SBS's Logie & Walkley-nominated live nightly news show The Feed. In a career spanning the BBC, Network Ten, Foxtel and the ABC Marc has interviewed everyone from Julian Assange to Will Smith. Marc also hosts the popular ABC Radio National technology programme Download This Show. He is probably best known to 2 million young Australians as ‘That Movie Guy’ on triple j. The tongue-in-cheek review segment has led to two books: That Movie Book (2011) and the forthcoming Planet According to The Movies (2015).

 
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Sarah Ferguson (Australian)

Sarah Ferguson is an ABC journalist. In the same year that she worked on The Killing Season, she also wrote and presented Hitting Home, the landmark series on domestic violence. She has presented the ABC's 7.30 and is now the host of Four Corners. She has won three Walkleys, including the Gold Walkley in 2011 for 'A Bloody Business'. She has also won the George Munster Award for Independent Journalism and four Logies. The book The Killing Season Uncut is adapted from the acclaimed television series.

 
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Richard Fidler (Australian)

Richard Fidler presents the very popular Conversations program on 702 ABC Sydney. Each weekday he brings ABC listeners the life and ideas of a single guest in an hour-long conversation. Richard has unlocked the lives of astronauts, taxi drivers, comedians, ex-prisoners, carers, CIA agents and the Dalai Lama. In another life Richard was co-founder of comedy group the Doug Anthony Allstars, who performed all over the world, often in exotic places like Edinburgh, New York, Barcelona and Dubbo.

 
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Dom Filipovic (Australian)

A hands-on technical leader, Dom is passionate about building teams that enable businesses through the power of technology. Starting his career at ninemsn, Dom helped create some of the largest media websites in Australia, including flagship sites ninemsn.com.au and 9news.com.au. Dom is currently Chief Technology Officer at enterprise video provider Viocorp. Along with colleagues Hal Crawford and Andrew Hunter, Dom developed the Likeable Engine to source and analyse sharing data from across the globe.

 
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First Dog On the Moon (Australian)

First Dog on the Moon lives in Melbourne. He's been the cartoonist of choice for Crikey, The Monthly and now works for The Guardian where his pithy observations have attracted a wide legion of international followers. His latest book is A Treasury of Cartoons.

 
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Luke Fischer (Australian)

Luke Fischer, poet and scholar, is the author of the poetry collection Paths of Flight (2013), the monograph The Poet as Phenomenologist: Rilke and the New Poems (2015), and the children’s book The Blue Forest (2015). He was recently awarded an International Writers’ Residency at the Château de Lavigny, Switzerland (2016) and was a guest speaker at the Berlin International Literature Festival (2015). He won the 2012 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize and was commended in the FAW Anne Elder Award (2013). He holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Sydney, where he is currently an honorary associate.

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Toby Fitch (Australian)

Toby Fitch is a poet based in Sydney. He is poetry editor of Overland and program director for the Australian Poets’ Festival. He also works as a bookseller at Gleebooks, a teacher of creative writing at the University of Sydney, and runs the Sappho Books poetry night. His books include Rawshock (Puncher & Wattmann 2012), which won the Grace Leven Prize for Poetry, Jerilderies (Vagabond Press 2014) and The Bloomin’ Notions of Other & Beau (Vagabond 2016).

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Martin Flanagan (Australian)

Martin Flanagan is the author of sixteen books, among them The Call, an imaginative re-construction of the life of Tom Wills, the creative spark behind the formation of AFL football. His latest book, The Short Long Book, is a portrait of Indigenous AFL legend Michael Long, the man who changed the racial consciousness of the game. Flanagan also writes for the Melbourne Age.

 
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Victoria Flanagan (Australian)

Victoria Flanagan is a senior lecturer in Children’s Literature at Macquarie University in Sydney. She is the author of Into the Closet: Cross-Dressing and the Gendered Body in Children’s Literature and Film (2008) and Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fiction: The Posthuman Subject (2014). Her research focuses on representations of gender and subjectivity and she is currently working on a project that examines the role of social media in YA fiction.

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Tim Flannery (Australian)

Tim Flannery has published over thirty books including the award-winning The Future Eaters, The Weather Makers, Here on Earth and the novel The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish. In 2005 he was named Australian Humanist of the Year, and in 2007 he was Australian of the Year. In 2011 he became Australia’s Chief Climate Commissioner, and in 2013 he founded the Australian Climate Council. His latest book is Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis.

 
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Lionel Fogarty (Australian)

Born on Wakka Wakka land at Barambah, which is now known as Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve, Mr Lionel Fogarty has travelled extensively both nationally and internationally presenting and performing his work. Since the seventies Lionel has been a prominent active speaker, poet, writer and artist; a Murri spokesperson for Indigenous Rights in Australia and overseas. His poetry, art work and oral presentation illustrate his linguistic uniqueness and overwhelming passion to re-territorialized Aboriginal language culture and meaning which speaks for Aboriginal people of Australia.

 
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Adam Ford (Australian)

Archaeologist, TV presenter and writer Adam Ford has explored the extraordinary stories of our past on expeditions across the world. With an archaeological career spanning over 25 years Adam is the founder of DIG International and has led excavations to the Caribbean, British Isles, Jordan, Syria, Turkey and Australia. Adam hosts the ABC TV series Who’s Been Sleeping In My House? and his most recent book My Life In Ruins is part memoir, part potted history of civilisation. In acknowledgement of his work Adam was recently honoured by being elected Fellow of the prestigious Society of Antiquaries of London.

 
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Kate Forsyth (Australian)

Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel aged seven, and has now sold more than a million books internationally. Her novels include The Beast’s Garden, a retelling of Beauty & the Beast set in Nazi Germany; The Wild Girl, the story of the forbidden romance behind the Grimm brothers' fairy tales; and Bitter Greens, a retelling of Rapunzel which won the 2015 ALA Award for Best Historical Fiction. Named one of Australia's Favourite 15 Novelists, Kate has a doctorate in fairy tale studies and is an accredited master storyteller.

 
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Gigi Foster

Gigi Foster is an Associate Professor with the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales, having received her BA from Yale majoring in Ethics, Politics, and Economics, and her PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland.  She works in many literatures, including education, social influence, corruption, lab experiments, and time use.  With support from the Australian Research Council and other bodies, she published a holistic behavioral economics treatise with Cambridge University Press (An Economic Theory of Greed, Love, Groups, and Networks, joint with Paul Frijters) in 2013 and has authored over 25 academic papers published in a wide variety of economic and multidisciplinary outlets such as Journal of Public EconomicsQuantitative EconomicsHuman Relations, and Journal of Economic Psychology.  Her work touching on Australian policy has appeared in national and international media outlets and informed public debates, and she has served the profession in a variety of roles such as ARC Expert Assessor, National Economics Learning Standards Working Party member, and as the most junior female member of Australia’s National Economic Panel.


 
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Andrew Fowler (Australian)

Andrew Fowler is the author of The War on Journalism (William Heinmann Australia, 2015), and The Most Dangerous Man in the World (Melbourne University Press, 2011), the story of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. His essay 'Bad news, inconvenient truths' is published in Griffith Review 51: Fixing the System.

 
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Candice Fox (Australian)

Candice Fox is an award-winning crime writer. Hades, her first novel, won the Ned Kelly Award for best debut in 2014 from the Australian Crime Writers Association. The sequel, Eden, won the Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel in 2015, making Candice only the second author to win these accolades back-to-back. Her third novel, Fall, was released in late 2015. Two collaborative works by Candice and James Patterson are due out in 2016; Black and Blue in May and Never Never in August. Candice lives in Sydney, where she lectures in writing at the University of Notre Dame, while undertaking a PhD in literary censorship and terrorism.

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Jon Foye (Australian)

Jon is a Sydney-based children’s book illustrator whose work includes Mike I Don’t Like - ABDA’s Best Designed Children’s Illustrated Book in 2015 - and this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime title I Got This Hat. His latest book, Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade, is the first in a new children’s series. When he is not drawing silly things he is an art director at a Sydney advertising agency. He lives in Rozelle with his wife Marissa, little son Archie and a pug who eats crayons for breakfast.

 
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Peter Frankopan (International)

Peter Frankopan is Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford, and Director the Centre for Byzantine Research at Oxford University. He took a First in History and was Schiff Scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge, before completing his doctorate at Oxford, where he was Senior Scholar at Corpus Christi College. He has lectured at leading universities all over the world, including Cambridge, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, NYU, King's College London and the Institute of Historical Research. His revised translation of The Alexiad by Anna Komnene was published in 2009 and The First Crusade was published in 2012. His most recent title is The Silk Roads.

 
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Jonathan Franzen (International)

Jonathan Franzen's latest novel, Purity (2015) is a bestseller globally and has been widely acclaimed. He is the author of four novels, including international bestsellers, The Corrections and Freedom, a collection of non-fiction essays, and a memoir. His fiction and non-fiction appear frequently in The New Yorker and Harper's. He lives in Santa Cruz and New York City.

 
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Mia Freedman (Australian)

Mia Freedman is the co-founder and content director of the independent digital media company, the Mamamia Women’s Network. With four websites and five podcasts that reach 4 million women each month, Mia and her husband, the company’s CEO, employ 120 people and have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and New York. Mia was named one of Australia’s Most Influential Women by the Australian Financial Review.

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Jackie French (Australian)

Jackie French is an award-winning Australian author who has written over 140 books and has won more than 60 national and international awards. She is one of Australia's most popular and awarded children's authors, writing across a number of children's genres including picture books, history, fantasy and history fiction. She was Australian Children's Laureate 2014-2015, Senior Australian of the Year in 2015 and a passionate believer in the power of story to change lives, as Anne Frank's story helped her many, many years ago.  

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Peggy Frew (Australian)

Peggy Frew is a musician and writer. She is a winner of The Age Short Story Competition and has been published in New Australian Stories 2, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin, and The Big Issue. Her first novel, House of Sticks, published in 2011, won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer, and was shortlisted for the UTS Glenda Adams Prize for New Writing. Hope Farm, her second novel, was published in October 2015.

 
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Anna Funder (Australian)

Anna Funder is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and awarded writers. Her 2012 novel All That I Am won the Miles Franklin Prize, the West Australian Premier’s Prize, the Indie Book of the Year, the Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA) Book of the Year and many others. Anna’s Stasiland, hailed as ‘a classic’, won the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize. Both are international bestsellers and are published in 20 countries. Anna is a former DAAD and Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, a Luminary of UTS and an Ambassador for ICORN, the International Cities of Refuge Network.