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

This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

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Susie Orbach (International)

Susie Orbach is a psychotherapist, writer and co-founder of The Women's Therapy Centre in London and The Women's Therapy Centre in New York. Her first book Fat is a Feminist Issue has been continuously in print since 1978, with a new Introduction this year. Her other books include Hunger Strike, What's Really Going on Here?Towards Emotional LiteracyOn Eating, The Impossibility of Sex, Bodies, Fifty Shades of Feminism (co-editor), and the forthcoming In Therapy. She lectures widely in the UK, Europe and North America, has written for several magazines and newspapers, and has provided consultation advice for organisations from the government and the NHS to the World Bank. She continues to help many individuals and couples from her practice in London. She was a visiting Professor at the London School of Economics.

 
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Eva Orner (Australian)

Academy and Emmy Award winner Eva Orner is an Australian filmmaker recently back home after ten years based in Los Angeles and New York.  Eva’s latest film is the feature documentary, Chasing Asylum, which she directed and produced.  The film tackles Australia’s treatment of refugees and asylum seekers over the past 15 years, focusing on offshore detention.  Eva has also written a book Chasing Asylum about the making of the film.  The film was shot in Australia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lebanon, Iran and Afghanistan.

 
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Cheryl Orsini (Australian)

Cheryl Orsini taught herself to draw as a little girl. She grew a little taller, studied Visual Communications at UTS and finally, when she could grow no more, she started illustrating children's books, magazines and decorating a great many peg dolls! Her books include The Fairy Dancers (ABC Books), Caravan Fran (Lothian Books/Hachette Australia), The ABC Book of Cars, Trains, Boats and Planes (ABC Books), Pom Pom, Where Are You? (Viking/Penguin) and Wibbly Wobbly Street (Scholastic). Her work also regularly appears in magazines and exhibitions.

 
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Caroline Overington (Australian)

Caroline Overington is the Associate Editor of The Australian newspaper. She has won many awards for her journalism; she has been a foreign correspondent in LA and New York, and she has written eleven books, including this year’s psychological thriller, The One Who Got Away. Caroline lives in Sydney and Santa Monica with her family, including teenage twins, and an adored blue dog. 


 
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Kerry O’Brien (Australian)

Kerry O'Brien has been reporting and commenting on Australian politics for 50 years. He started as a news cadet in 1966 and was a press secretary to Gough Whitlam after he left government. During his career O'Brien has won six Walkley Awards including the Gold Walkley. He was the founding presenter of Lateline, the long-time presenter of 7.30 and most recently hosted Four Corners on ABC Television. His first book, the biography Keating, was published in 2015.

 
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Gail O’Brien (Australian)

Gail O’Brien is a physiotherapist and the steward of the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. She is a renowned public speaker and a vocal advocate for compassionate and holistic cancer care. Co-written with her daughter Juliette, This is Gail is her first book.

 
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Juliette O’Brien (Australian)

Juliette O’Brien is a law graduate, journalist, digital producer and first-time author. She gave the widely praised and moving eulogy at her father’s funeral. Her debut book is This is Gail; a story of love, loss and a life transformed.

 
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Mark O’Flynn (Australian)

Mark O’Flynn has published five collections of poems, most recently The Soup’s Song, (Picaro Press, 2015). His work has appeared in many Australian journals as well as overseas. His novels include Grassdogs (2006) and The Forgotten World, (2013). He has also published the comic memoir, False Start, as well as a collection of short fiction, White Light (2013). His latest novel is The Last Days of Ava Langdon, published by UQP.

 
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James O’Loghlin (Australian)

James O'Loghlin is the author of three children’s books including The Adventures of Sir Roderick the Not-Very-Brave which won the 2014 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year for 8 to 10 years olds, and Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone. He has also been a comedian, a criminal lawyer, a radio presenter, and the host of The New Inventors on ABC TV.

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Paddy O’Reilly (Australian)

Paddy O’Reilly is the author of three novels (one as P.A. O’Reilly, The Fine Colour of Rust), a collection of award-winning short stories, The End of the World (UQP, 2007), and a novella. Her novels have been shortlisted for major awards and published in the US and UK, and her stories have been widely published, anthologised and broadcast in Australia and overseas. Peripheral Vision is her most recent book.