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

This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

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Jordan Idiare (Australian)

Jordan is a Year 12 student at The King’s School, and has written enough essays about discovery to last a lifetime. He was one of seven Inky Awards Judges for 2015, discussing some of the best domestic and international young adult novels. He made his official writing debut by winning the 2014 Blacktown Mayoral Creative Writing Prize, but any writing ability is currently occupied by his English Extension 2 major work. Jordan developed a keen sense of debating as a NSW Youth Parliamentarian in 2015, and brings a new perspective to the growing genre of young adult literature.

Witi Ihimaera (International)

Witi Ihimaera is a novelist, short story writer, anthologist, librettist and one of New Zealand's most prolific and accomplished writers. His short story collection The Whale Rider was adapted into an internationally successful film. His latest book is Maori Boy.

Ivor Indyk (Australian)

Ivor Indyk is the founder of the award-winning literary publisher Giramondo Publishing, co-founder of the Sydney Review of Books, and Whitlam Professor in the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University. A critic, essayist and university teacher as well as a publisher, he has written a monograph on David Malouf for Oxford University Press, and essays on many aspects of Australian literature, art, architecture and literary publishing.

Jessica Irvine (Australian)

Jessica Irvine is one of Australia's leading economics journalists. She is a senior economics reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and previously worked for various major news publications. She has an honours degree in Economics (Social Sciences) from Sydney University and is a regular commentator on television and radio. Irvine is the author of two books, Zombies, Bananas and Why There Are No Economists in Heaven and The Bottom Line Diet.

Mark Isaacs (Australian)

Mark is a writer, a community worker, an adventurer, a campaigner for social justice, and author of The Undesirables: Inside Nauru (Hardie Grant, 2014), an account of his work with asylum seekers. Mark has published articles with Huffington Post, New Matilda, VICE, Conscious Magazine, Roads and Kingdoms and many others.

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Britt Iverson (International)

Visual Editions was launched, is owned, and run by Anna Gerber and Britt Iversen. Britt is from Copenhagen and has been working in advertising, brand strategy and research for the past 20 years in London, including 10 years at Mother London. She lives in South London with her husband and their three kids. Alongside Visual Editions, Britt also helps brands be the best they can be as the Strategic Partner at Fabula.