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

This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

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Alexandra Nahlous (Australian)

Alexandra Nahlous is a freelance editor who specialises in narrative non-fiction and fiction. She has worked in the Australian publishing industry for eighteen years, most of them spent in-house as a senior editor and later as a fiction publisher. In 2009 Alex won the 2009/2010 Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship and she spent three months in New York working in the area of women’s fiction, which is her passion. Alex also taught the Professional Editing course at UTS for two years.

 
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Indira Naidoo (Australian)

Indira Naidoo is one of Australian television's best-known broadcasters and journalists. She was a longtime presenter of SBS Television's highly regarded national mid-evening news service, World News Tonight. She has also hosted the ABC's 7.30 Report and made regular guest appearances on Good News Week, The New Inventors and The Glass House amongst other shows, most recently appearing on the first series of Celebrity MasterChef on Network Ten. Indira shares her food adventures at saucyonion.blogspot.com. Her latest book is The Edible City.

 
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Dalia Nassar (Australian)

Dalia Nassar is a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sydney. Her research interests include the history of German philosophy, the philosophy of nature and environmental philosophy, and the philosophy of art and aesthetics. She is the author of The Romantic Absolute: Being and Knowing in German Romantic Philosophy, which came out in 2014, and editor of The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy, also published in 2014. She is currently writing a book on the idea of nature.

 
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Christopher Neff (Australian)

Dr Christopher Neff is a Lecturer in Public Policy in the University of Sydney's Department of Government and International Relations. His research looks at policy making regarding emotional issues such as LGBTQI politics, mass shootings, and the ‘politics of shark attacks’. Christopher is one of the University’s most prominent media commentators. He has appeared on The Project, in The Washington Post and The New York Times. In May 2012, Christopher gave a 'TED Talk' on his research for TED's Global Talent Search.

 
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Jacqui Newling (Australian)

Jacqui Newling is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Masters in Gastronomy through the University of Adelaide. As Sydney Living Museums’ (SLM) ’resident gastronomer’ Jacqui uses food as a lens into history. She is 'the Cook' in SLM's The Cook & the Curator blog and hosts regular colonial gastronomy programs. Eat your history: stories and recipes from Australian kitchens presents our past on a plate, inviting you to share forgotten tastes and lost techniques, and rediscover some delicious culinary treasures.

 
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John Newton (Australian)

John Newton is a freelance writer, journalist, novelist and teacher. His recent books are The Roots of Civilisation: Plants That Changed the World and A Savage History: Whaling in the Pacific and Southern Oceans. His most recent book is The Oldest Foods on Earth: The Story of Australian Native Produce, With Recipes. John has won many awards for his writing including the Golden Ladle for Best Food Journalism in the 2005 World Food Media Awards. In 2015 he was awarded a Doctor of Creative Arts from UTS.

 
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Barbara Nicholson (Australian)

Barbara Nicholson is a senior Wadi Wadi woman from the Illawarra. While primarily a poet, Barbara has also published academic writing. Barbara is active across the spectrum of Aboriginal disadvantage: education, criminal justice, land rights and the Stolen Generation. She worked as a lecturer in Aboriginal Studies at UNSW and UOW, has taught course work to inmate students at Goulburn Gaol and is part of both the Human Research Ethics Committee at UOW and the Ethics Committee for the Australian Institute Of Criminology in Canberra.

 
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Garth Nix (Australian)

A full-time writer since 2001, Garth Nix has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. More than five million copies of Garth’s books have been sold around the world, his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Guardian and The Australian, and his work has been translated into forty languages.

 
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Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd (Australian)

Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd is enjoying a varied and diverse career as a multi-award winning actor, comedian, improviser, puppeteer, musician, director and a founding member of Weeping Spoon Productions. As half of the Logie nominated and Astra award-winning comedy duo Luke & Wyatt he has written, acted and presented for Nickelodeon, helms the X-Factor web series Fan Factor and together they have performed in standup rooms around the country. As a director, he has led a number of Weeping Spoon Productions including Pollyanna, Bruce (now both produced by The Last Great Hunt), DeathtrapTomas Ford Vs the Audience, The Love Pirate, The Forlorn, and Greed.

 
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Bianca Nogrady (Australian)

Bianca is a freelance science journalist, broadcaster and author, who is yet to meet a piece of research she doesn’t find fascinating. In more than a decade of freelance reporting, she has written for publications and websites including Nature, Australian Geographic, Ecos, Medicine Today, BBC Future, and ABC Science and ABC Health and Wellbeing. She is also author of The End: The Human Experience Of Death, editor of the 2015 Best Australian Science Writing, and co-author of The Sixth Wave: How To Succeed In A Resource-Limited World.

 
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Lynette Noni (Australian)

Lynette Noni has always been an avid reader and spent most of her childhood lost in daydreams of far-off places and magical worlds. She was devastated when her Hogwarts letter didn’t arrive, but she consoled herself by looking inside every wardrobe she could find, and she’s still determined to find her way to Narnia one day. Lynette is the author of Akarnae, the first book in the YA fantasy series The Medoran Chronicles, with the sequel Raelia releasing early 2016.

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Heidi Norman (Australian)

Dr Heidi Norman is a senior lecturer in the Communication Program at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her research focuses on Aboriginal political and social history. She is the author of a new book What Do We Want? A political history of Aboriginal land rights in NSW, being published by Aboriginal Studies Press in 2015. She is a descendant of the Gomeroi people of north-western NSW.

 
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Zoe Norton Lodge (Australian)

Zoe Norton Lodge is a writer and performer working in print, stage, radio and television. She runs the hit storytelling night (now also a tv show and podcast) Story Club, currently in its eighth year. In 2015 wrote her first book, a collection of true stories Almost Sincerely. She has worked as a writer/performer on various ABC TV shows including The Hamster Wheel, The Hamster Decides, and The Chaser's Media Circus. In 2016 she created Summer School for ABC's RN, a series of one hour lessons - from the history of libraries to the history of dogs. She is currently writing and presenting on her fourth season of ABC TV's The Checkout.


 
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Aaron Nyerges (Australian)

Aaron Nyerges is a lecturer in American Studies at the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Sydney and a BA from the State University of New York. His articles have been published in Textual Practice, Sydney Studies in English, and Sound Studies. He is currently writing a book on American modernism, mass media, and the production of geographic knowledge.