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

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Chris Taylor (Australian)

Chris Taylor is a writer, broadcaster and performer who's best known as a member of The Chaser. His television credits include The Hamster Wheel, CNNNN and The Chaser’s War on Everything. Chris has also presented radio shows on ABC Local Radio and on triple j, including the drive program Today Today and the ARIA Award winning comedy series The Blow Parade. He is one of the few Australian comedians who doesn't have a podcast.

Cory Taylor (Australian)

Cory Taylor is an award-winning screenwriter who has also published short fiction and children’s books. Her first novel, Me and Mr Booker, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Pacific Region). Her novel My Beautiful Enemy was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. Cory lives in Brisbane.

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Mark Tedeschi (Australian)

Mark Tedeschi AM QC is the Senior Crown Prosecutor for New South Wales and has been a barrister for 39 years dealing with such cases as Ivan Milat (the backpacker murderer) and the murderers of Dr Victor Chang. He has been a Queen's Counsel since 1988. He is an avid exhibiting photographer and a member of the Board of the National Art School in Sydney. He is the author of true crime books Eugenia and Kidnapped, and is currently working on his next book about crime in the colonial period.

Kate Tempest (International)

Poet, rapper, playwright and novelist, Kate Tempest is from south London. Her epic poem Brand New Ancients – a modern-day myth set in south London – won the Ted Hughes Prize for Poetry in 2013, making her the first-ever recipient under 40. Her international tour of Brand New Ancients sold out across the world and gained a five star review in The New York Times. The following year she was named by the Poetry Society as a Next Generation Poet. In the same week her debut solo album Everybody Down, a narrative-driven hip hop record involving the same characters as the novel, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize 2014. Her most recent poetry collection is the acclaimed Hold Your Own. The Bricks that Built the Houses is her first novel.

Anne Tiernan (Australian)

Anne Tiernan is a Professor in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University. She is the author and co-author of five books including: Lessons in Governing: A Profile of Prime Ministers’ Chiefs of StaffThe Gatekeepers: Lessons from Prime Ministers’ Chiefs of StaffLearning to be a Minister: Heroic Expectations, Practical RealitiesPower Without Responsibility: Ministerial Staffers in Australian Governments from Whitlam to Howard; and Caretaker Conventions in Australasia: Minding the Shop for Government. She is the co-editor, with Julianne Schultz, of Fixing the System, a recent edition of Griffith Review.

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James Tierney (Australian)

James Tierney is a writer and reviewer currently working on a book about the rise of podcasting.

Laura Tingle (Australian)

Laura Tingle is political editor of the Australian Financial Review. She won Walkley awards in 2005 and 2011, and in 2010 and 2013 was shortlisted for the John Button Prize for political writing. She appears regularly on Radio National’s Late Night Live and ABC-TV’s Insiders. Her latest book is Great Expectations: Government, Entitlement and an Angry Nation.

Natalie Tran (Australian)

Since uploading her first video on YouTube in 2006, Natalie Tran’s communitychannel has gained over 1.7 million subscribers and had over half a billion views. Tran's videos are a collection of scripted comedy clips that contain a mixture of monologue and sketch focusing on the oddities of everyday awkward situations with Tran playing multiple characters. In 2007, barely a year after uploading her first video, she was foremost among the Australian YouTube celebrities invited to participate in the launch of YouTube Australia. In 2011, Natalie made The Sydney Morning Herald’s annual list of Sydney's 100 Most Influential People. In 2013, Natalie surpassed half a billion views and in 2014 was nominated for Young Australian of the Year. Natalie thinks bios make you sound more interesting than you are.

Kirsten Tranter (Australian)

Kirsten Tranter's latest novel Hold (2016) is a haunting story of love and desire. Her first novel, The Legacy (2010), was selected as a Kirkus Reviews Best Debut, shortlisted for the ABIA Literary Fiction award, the ALS Gold Medal, the Indie Debut Fiction Award and longlisted for the Miles Franklin award. Her second novel A Common Loss was published in 2012. Kirsten was born and educated in Sydney and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mark Tredinnick (Australian)

Mark Tredinnick - whose many books include Almost Everything I Know, Bluewren Cantos, Fire Diary, The Blue Plateau, and The Little Red Writing Book - is a celebrated poet, essayist and writing teacher. ‘One of our great poets of place,’ Judy Beveridge has called him. His honours include the Montreal and Cardiff Poetry Prize, The Blake and Newcastle Poetry Prizes, two Premiers’ Literature Awards, and the Calibre Essay Prize. The Blue Plateau, his landscape memoir, was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Prize. He travels and teaches widely, in schools and at festivals, through Australia and in the US and UK and he works with the corporate sector to explore the truths and graces poetry gives access to.

Lucy Treloar (Australian)

Lucy Treloar is a writer and editor and has worked in Australia and Cambodia. She is the 2014 Regional Winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. In 2012 she won the Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award, and in 2015 she published her novel Salt Creek. Her short fiction has appeared in Sleepers, Overland, Seizure, and Best Australian Stories 2013.

Gillian Triggs (Australian)

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs is the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. She was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007-12 and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005-7. She is a former barrister and a Governor of the College of Law. Professor Triggs has combined an academic career with international commercial legal practice and has advised the Australian and other governments and international organisations on international legal and trade disputes. Professor Triggs is the author of many books and papers on international law, including International Law: Contemporary Principles and Practices.

Ira Trivedi (International)

Ira Trivedi is the best-selling author of four books, most recently India in Love, a seminal work of nonfiction on India's sexual revolution. Ira is a contributor to Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy and several others, where her work on gender and culture has won several awards. She has been called one of India's most important youth voices, and she speaks regularly to media and forums in India and internationally. When Ira is not writing she is teaching yoga. She is the founder of the NGO Namami Yoga and most recently she led the first international day of yoga celebrations at Rajpath, New Delhi, where 36,000 people including the Prime Minister did yoga, creating a world record.

Aviva Tuffield (Australian)

Aviva Tuffield is a publisher at Affirm Press. She has worked in publishing for almost 20 years, mainly as an editor. She was previously associate publisher at Scribe Publications, where she was responsible for building an award-winning Australian fiction list. She is a founding member and executive director of the Stella Prize.

Wayne Tunnicliffe (Australian)

Wayne Tunnicliffe is head curator of Australian art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He collaborated on the complete redisplay of the Australian collections in 2015 and in 2012 and has been responsible for a series of significant exhibitions and publications, most recently Pop to Popism (2014– 2015) exploring Australian and international pop art. Other notable projects include Wilderness (2010); Nick Mangan: Between a rock and a hard place (2009); Tim Johnson: painting ideas (2009); Ângela Ferreira and Narelle Jubelin: The Great Divide (2009); Adam Cullen: let’s get lost (2008). Tunnicliffe is also responsible for the Brett Whiteley Studio and its programs.

Mick Turner (Australian)

Melbourne based artist and musician, guitarist with internationally acclaimed group Dirty Three, and also as solo performer. He has lent his unique musical prose upon recordings by Catpower, Bonnie Prince Billy and Nick Cave. As a visual artist he regularly exhibits in Australia and overseas.