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Manuka Wijesinghe

10/29/14

Manuka Wijesinghe was born in Ceylon and became an adult in Sri Lanka. Writing is that which has enabled her to leave the horizon at the end of her island. She has a passion for detail. She spends hours studying the intricacies of grammar in languages she doesn’t speak. But it exercises her left brain. […]


Willie Smits

10/29/14

Willie Smits studied tropical forestry in the Netherlands and obtained his doctorate in Wageningen. He worked for many years in tropical forestry research in Indonesia. From 1992-1998 he was the personal advisor to the Minister of Forestry in the Indonesian government. Dr Smits is the designer and founder of the Schmutzer Primate Center in Jakarta. […]


Trisha Sertori

10/29/14

A veteran journalist of more than 30 years, Trisha Sertori is also author of three book series for Macmillan publishing. Aimed at school children, Trisha’s book series are the award-winning Indonesia: Land, Life and Culture, First Peoples of the World and Healthy Fuel for Healthy Bodies – each series comprising six books under the title themes. […]


Tim Molloy

10/29/14

Tim Molloy is a comic book writer and illustrator. He is the author of the surreal horror-comedies It Shines And Shakes And Laughs and Mr Unpronounceable Adventures as well as scores of self-published comics going all the way back to his school days. His work is an interconnecting web of nightmarish and dreamlike tales soaked […]


Stephanie Dogfoot

10/29/14

Stephanie Dogfoot grew up in Singapore, discovered performance poetry in Vancouver and learnt to truly love shouting at people on stages in pubs and around bonfires while living in London. She won the Singapore National Slam in 2010, and represented Singapore at the Indian Ocean Slam in Reunion Island. She won the 2012 UK Farrago […]


Sarah Darmody

10/29/14

Sarah Darmody is a journalist and the author of several books and short stories including the prize-winning travel memoir Ticket to Ride. Sarah started working in the film industry in New York, and then enjoyed a career in publishing with Penguin Books Australia. Her most recent book, Thanks for the Mammaries, included contributions from some […]


Sam Twyford-Moore

10/29/14

Sam Twyford-Moore is a writer of fiction and non-fiction. He is the host of The Rereaders (www.therereaders.com) a fortnightly literary and cultural podcast, and Director of the Emerging Writers’ Festival. His writing has appeared in The Monthly, The Guardian, The Australian, The Los Angeles Review of Books and more regularly on his laptop. Supported by […]


Phil Jarratt

10/29/14

Phil Jarratt has been Australia’s leading surf writer and historian for almost 40 years, first gaining attention as a pioneer editor of the groundbreaking Tracks Magazine in the mid-1970s, then working for Surfer Magazine in the US and later publishing the Australian edition of Surfer‘s Journal. Nine of his 34 published books are specifically about […]


Patricia Grace

10/29/14

Patricia Grace is the author of six novels, five short story collections and several children’s books. She has written one non-fiction book and collaborated with others on works of non-fiction and mythology. Awards for her work include the New Zealand Fiction Award for her novel Potiki in 1987, the Children’s Picture Book of the Year […]


Pallavi Aiyar

10/29/14

An award-winning foreign correspondent, Pallavi has reported from China, Europe and Indonesia. She is the author, most recently, of Punjabi Parmesan, a unique Asian take on contemporary Europe, as well as the China-memoir, Smoke and Mirrors, which won the Vodafone-Crossword Popular award. Her novel, Chinese Whiskers, a modern fable set in Beijing, was published in […]


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