Archive Festival 2016
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This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

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Eleanor Hall (Australian)

Eleanor Hall is the voice of ABC Radio at lunchtime, hosting The World Today, and filling in as host on ABC TV’s The Drum. She has two decades of reporting experience with ABC TV News, the 7.30 Report, Lateline and Foreign Correspondent. She was the ABC's Washington correspondent in the late 1990s and she worked for five years in the Canberra parliamentary press gallery. She has a masters in journalism from Columbia University in New York. Eleanor was born in the UK but brought up in Australia.

Rosalie Ham (Australian)

Rosalie Ham is a writer and literature teacher from Melbourne. She has published three novels: There Should be More Dancing (2011), Summer at Mount Hope (2005) and The Dressmaker (2000). The Dressmaker was adapted for screen by Jocelyn Moorhouse, who also directed, and was produced by Sue Maslin. The Dressmaker starred Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving and Liam Hemsworth and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. It earned over $20 million at the box office in Australia after its release in October 2015. Rosalie’s stories use the collision between comedy and tragedy to create irony and emphasise meaning. Rosalie is working on her fourth novel.

Jing Han

Jing Han received her her PhD degree in English literature from University of Sydney in 1995 and her MA in English and American Literatures from Beijing Foreign Studies University in 1986. Dr Han joined SBS TV in 1996 and she is now the head of SBS Subtitling Department. Over the last 19 years, she has subtitled more than 300 Chinese films and TV programs for the Australian audience including the currently showing TV series If You Are The One. Dr Han also lectures at Western Sydney University, teaching translation studies including audiovisual translation, literary translation and accreditation studies. Dr Han is the translator of Educated Youth by Ye Xin.

Lesley Harding (Australian)

Lesley Harding is a curator at Heide Museum of Modern Art. She has co-authored three books about Heide history with Kendrah Morgan including the dual biography Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed (2015). Her book Margaret Preston: Recipes for Food and Art is due for release at the end of 2016.  

Marieke Hardy (Australian)

Marieke Hardy is a writer, curator, producer and artist. She is a regular panellist on ABC's First Tuesday Book Club, an award-winning blogger, and the creator of the acclaimed comedy series Laid.  Her first collection of essays, You'll Be Sorry When I'm Dead, was published in 2011.

Elizabeth Harrower (Australian)

Elizabeth Harrower was born in Sydney in 1928. In 1951 she travelled to London and began to write. Her first novel, Down in the City, was published there in 1957 and was followed by The Long Prospect. In 1959 she returned to Sydney, where she worked in radio and then in publishing. Her third novel, The Catherine Wheel, appeared in 1960, and her fourth and most acclaimed work, The Watch Tower, in 1966. A previously unpublished novel, In Certain Circles, was published in 2014 and in 2015 a collection of short fiction, A Few Days in the Country and Other Stories. Harrower is one of Australia’s most important postwar writers and was admired by many of her contemporaries, including Patrick White and Christina Stead, who both became lifelong friends.

Jacqueline Harvey (Australian)

Jacqueline Harvey is the author of 27 novels for younger readers and a Children’s Book Council of Australia award-winning picture book. Her bestselling Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series’ are published internationally and have garnered various short listings and awards. Jacqueline travels widely, speaking and teaching in Australia and overseas. She is an ambassador for Dymocks Children’s Charities and Room to Read. Jacqueline relishes any opportunity to get back into schools and work with the children who inspire her writing. In her spare time, she likes to play golf in exotic locations. Her latest titles are Alice-Miranda to the Rescue and Clementine Rose and the Special Promise.

Paula Hawkins (International)

Paula Hawkins worked as a journalist for 15 years before turning her hand to fiction. Born and brought up in Zimbabwe, Paula moved to London in 1989 and has lived there ever since. The Girl on the Train is her first thriller. It has been published in over 40 languages and has been a number one bestseller around the world.

Janet Hawley (Australian)

Janet Hawley enjoyed a wide readership in her thirty-year career as a senior feature writer on Good Weekend Magazine, published in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She's published two books on artists: Artists In Conversation and Encounters With Australian Artists. Her book, A Place on the Coast, co-authored with Philip Cox, explores love of gardens, art and architecture. She has won two Walkley Awards and the Gold Walkley. Janet's long friendship with Brett and Wendy Whiteley led to her write Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden.

Ashley Hay (Australian)

Ashley Hay’s latest novel, The Railwayman’s Wife, received the Colin Roderick Award from the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies and also the People’s Choice Award in the NSW Premier’s Prize. Her previous books include The Body in the Clouds (longlisted for the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), and Gum: The Story of Eucalypts and Their Champions. Her work has appeared in publications including Creative Nonfiction, Griffith Review, The Monthly, Best Australian Essays, Best Australian Short Stories, and Best Australian Science Writing – which she also edited in 2014. She lives in Brisbane and her new novel will be published in 2017.

Antonia Hayes (Australian)

Antonia Hayes is an Australian author who grew up in Sydney, spent her twenties in Paris and currently lives in San Francisco. Her work has been published in Best Australian EssaysMeanjin, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Daily Life and others. Antonia has worked in publishing as a publicist and a bookseller, and co-directed Australia's National Young Writers' Festival. Relativity is her debut novel and, as well as being published in Australia, rights have been sold pre-publication to publishers in the US, UK, Germany, France and Turkey.

Natalie Haynes (International)

Natalie Haynes is a broadcaster and the author of The Amber Fury and The Ancient Guide to Modern Life. She also writes for The Guardian and The Independent. She has spoken widely on the modern relevance of the classical world. Her latest book The Children of Jocasta will be published in early May.

Jack Heath (Australian)

Jack Heath is the internationally bestselling author of sixteen thrillers for reluctant readers. His new book, Countdown To Danger: Shockwave, is an action-packed you-choose-the-path story designed to be read in real-time.

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Anita Heiss (Australia)

Anita Heiss is an internationally published author of nonfiction, historical fiction, poetry and social commentary. Anita is a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW. She currently manages the Epic Good Foundation and her latest book is Bridge to Reconciliation.

Aleksandar Hemon (International)

Aleksandar Hemon is the author of The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award, and three collections of short stories: The Question of Bruno, Nowhere Man, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Love and Obstacles. His most recent novel is The Making of Zombie Wars. Born in Sarajevo, Aleksandar visited Chicago in 1992, intending to stay for a matter of months. While he was there, Sarajevo came under siege, and he was unable to return home. Aleksandar wrote his first story in English in 1995. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 and a Genius Grant from the MacArthur Foundation in 2004.  He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

David M. Henley (Australian)

David M. Henley is a designer, art director and change consultant. He is one of the founders of Xoum Publishing and the literary journal Seizure, as well as author of The Hunt for Pierre Jnr science fiction trilogy, published by HarperCollins, and dubbed as 'a bold new voice in Australian speculative fiction' in The Australian.

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Steven Herrick (Australian)

Steven Herrick is the author of twenty-three books for children and young adults. His books have twice won the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and have been shortlisted eight times for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards. He is also the author of five travel books. He spends nine months of the year visiting schools in Australia and three months on his bicycle somewhere in Europe.

John Hewson (Australian)

John Hewson is Professor in the Crawford School ANU and former leader of the Liberal Party and the federal opposition. He is the chair of the Asset Owners Disclosure Project which analyses how superannuation funds are managing the risk of climate change. In 2001 Hewson was awarded a Member in the Order of Australia. He is a regular columnist for the Australian Financial Review.

Hex (Australian)

Hex grew up in a house without video game consoles, so the first games she fell in love with were entirely text-based online role-playing games! Since then, she has absorbed every possible genre of game she could get her hands on - and now reviews them on ABC TV’s Good Game and Good Game: Spawn Point. Hex enjoys science fiction, fantasy, collecting swords and figurines, and archery. She is also a dedicated servant to her two feline overlords, Gandalf and Merlin.

Kathryn Heyman (Australian)

Kathryn Heyman is the author of five novels. She has won numerous awards including an Arts Council of England Writers Award, the Wingate and the Southern Arts Awards, and been nominated for the Orange Prize, the Scottish Writer of the Year Award, the Edinburgh Fringe Critics' Awards, the Kibble Prize, and the West Australian Premier's Book Awards. Her radio plays for the BBC include adaptations of her own work. She taught Creative Writing for the University of Oxford, is the Fiction Program Director for Faber Writing Academy and directs the Australian Writers Mentoring Program. Her latest novel, Floodline, was published in September 2013.

Michael Heyward (Australian)

Michael Heyward is the managing director of Text Publishing.

Amanda Hickie (Australian)

Amanda Hickie's first novel, After Zoë, took twenty years from idle thought to manuscript. It received no offers, but enough encouraging replies to persuade her to write a second novel. By then she realized that no one would ever read After Zoë if it stayed on her hard drive. So she decided to self-publish! Her second novel, An Ordinary Epidemic, has since been published by Adelaide independent, Midnight Sun Publishing, and will be released by Little, Brown in the US in 2017.

Michael Hing (Australian)

Michael Hing is a comedian who sometimes presents things on triple j and sometimes presents things on ABC2's Good Game. He is also the host of Well Played, the ABC's esports show - that is, like, a show about people who play video games professionally, in stadiums, for money. Mostly in Korea. He has performed sold out comedy festival shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, as well as two disappointing seasons in Adelaide.

Lex Hirst (Australian)

Lex Hirst is an editor at Penguin Random House, working across titles on Random House's print and digital lists, from memoir to true crime to literary fiction. She is on the committee of the Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group (SAMAG) and in 2014-15 she  co-directed the National Young Writers' Festival. She has moderated and spoken on panels at The Emerging Writers' Festival, Giant Dwarf, The NSW Writers' Centre, Noted Festival, The Australian Society of Authors Conference and the Romance Writers of Australia Conference. In between she reads as much as she can, usually at the beach, preferably with a margarita in hand.

Bernie Hobbs (Australian)

Best known as a judge from The New Inventors, Bernie Hobbs is an award-winning science writer and broadcaster with ABC Science at RN. Bernie can be heard talking science on ABC radio and her extensive back catalogue read online. She has yet to finish writing an actual book.

Jenny Hocking (Australian)

Jenny Hocking is a celebrated biographer, scholar and political commentator. Her most recent book is The Dismissal Dossier: Everything You Were Never Meant to Know About November 1975 (2015). She is the author of the acclaimed two-volume biography of Gough Whitlam, Gough Whitlam: His Time and Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History, winner of the 2014 Fellowship of Australian Writers’ Barbara Ramsden Award and shortlisted in the Prime Minister's Literary Awards and the National Biography Award. Jenny is the inaugural Distinguished Whitlam Fellow in the Whitlam Institute at Western Sydney University and Research Professor at Monash University.

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PJ Hogan

PJ Hogan made his directorial debut in 1994 with Muriel’s Wedding, which he also wrote. The film dominated the Australian Film Institute Awards with 11 nominations and it won AFI awards for Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Achievement in Sound. In 1996, PJ followed his success with My Best Friend’s Wedding starring Julia Roberts and Rupert Everett, which was the highest grossing comedy ever at that time. In 2014 he co-wrote The Dressmaker with Jocelyn Moorhouse, and was an Executive Producer, as well as 2nd Unit Director, on the movie.

Nic Holas (Australian)

Nic Holas is a writer, activist and co-founder of The Institute of Many, an advocacy platform for people living with HIV. His writing on sex, queer politics, HIV, and pop culture has appeared in Archer, The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, SBS, Hello Mr, and Junkee, as well as the international and local LGBTIQ media. He is a frequent guest on current affairs TV and radio, including appearances on Q&A, Lateline, Radio National, and Triple J. Tweet him @nicheholas.  

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Carolyn Holbrook (Australian)

Carolyn Holbrook is a research fellow in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University. Her PhD from the University of Melbourne was awarded the Dennis Wettenhall Prize and the Serle Award for the best thesis in Australian history. Carolyn is the author of Anzac: The Unauthorised Biography, which won the Queensland Premier's Literary Award and the NSW Premier's First World War History Prize and was shortlisted for the CHASS Prize and Asher Literary Award in 2015. 

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Lucinda Holdforth (Australian)

Lucinda Holdforth is a speechwriter and author of True Pleasures: A Memoir of Women in Paris, and Why Manners Matter.  She is currently working on a book about modern speechwriting.

Tom Holloway (Australian)

Holloway is a multi-award winning playwright whose work has been seen internationally. In 2016 he has been librettist on the world premier of Miroslav Srnka’s opera, South Pole (Bavarian State Opera) and will see the world premiers of his adaptation of Double Indemnity (Melbourne Theatre Company) and his play Sunshine (Red Stitch Actors Theatre). His play And No More Shall We Part will have its US premier in August starring Alfred Molina and Jane Kaczmarek. He’s currently in development with two film projects, one with Causeway Films (directed by Jonathan auf der Heide) and the other with Aquarius Films (directed by Samantha Lang).

Sacha Horler (Australian)

Sacha Horler is a multi award-winning actress of screen and stage with film credits including Praise, Soft Fruit, Travelling Light, My Year Without Sex, Secret Bridesmaid Business and Russian Doll. She also performed the voice of Strix in Zack Snyder’s Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole and most recently performed opposite Kate Winslet in Jocelyn Morehouse’s The Dressmaker. Sacha’s TV credits include comedies - The Moodys, Old School, Black Comedy and Small Time Gangster - as well as drama series such as Love My Way, Offspring, Rake and Grassroots. Telemovies include Beaconsfield and Hawke. Sacha’s upcoming projects are The Kettering Incident opposite Elizabeth Debecki for Foxtel; Matchbox/NBCU series Secret City opposite Jacki Weaver and Alan Dale; ABC’s Jack Irish and the comedy feature A Few Less Men.

David Hunt (Australian)

David Hunt is the author of the best-selling Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia, winner of the 2014 Indie Award for non-fiction. David will be releasing a sequel, True Girt, and a children’s picture book, The Nose Pixies, later this year.  David narrated the audiobook version of Girt for Audible Australia and asks you to forgive him for his faux-Chinese accent. He also wrote and co-presented Rum, Rebels & Ratbags, an Australian history podcast project with ABC Radio.

Andrew Hunter (Australian)

Andrew Hunter is Microsoft’s editor-in-chief in Australia and a keen student of digital storytelling and distribution. In 2011, he co-founded Share Wars, a project tracking the influence of social networks on journalism. This work formed the basis of his first book All Your Friends Like This: How Social Networks Took Over News, co-authored with Hal Crawford and Domagoj Filipovic. Hunter lives in Sydney with his wife and three girls.

Rebecca Huntley (Australian)

Dr Rebecca Huntley is one of Australia’s foremost researchers on social and consumer trends. For nearly a decade Rebecca was the Director of The Mind & Mood Report. She is the author of numerous books - The World According to Y: Inside the New Adult Generation, Eating Between the Lines: Food and Equality in Australia, The Italian Girl and Does Cooking Matter?. She was a feature writer for Australian Vogue, a columnist for BRW and the presenter of RN Drive on a Friday.