Abraham Nouk


Abraham ‘Abe’ Nouk is the founder and director of Creative Rebellion Youth. Abe is a spoken-word poet, hip hop fanatic, MC and an author whose craft developed from the realisation of the freedom of speech. Motivated by words and their empowerment, the Sudanese-born is now an Australian citizen. Ten years ago Abe was illiterate when […]

Gillian Terzis


Gillian Terzis is an Australian writer interested in Indonesian history, politics and culture. Her work has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Australian, The Guardian and The Diplomat, among others. Supported by Asialink Find out more about Gillian Terzis

Rosemary Sayer


Rosemary Sayer is an experienced international communications professional, author and Chairman of writingWA. She has held senior executive positions in Australia and Asia for companies including Wesfarmers Limited and Standard Chartered Bank as well as several large international consultancies. Her first book, The Man who Turned the Lights On, a biography of Sir Gordon Wu, […]

Naneng Setiasih


Naneng Setiasih has been working for coral reef conservation since 1997 when she was still a university student. She is among the few experts in coral reef management under the changing climate in Asia Pacific. She currently works as Coral Triangle Regional Manager for the Coral Reef Alliance. Awarded by two scholarships, she received masters […]

Minae Mizumura


Minae Mizumura is one of Japan’s most respected novelists and critics. Born in Tokyo, she moved to New York at age 12, and studied French literature at Yale. Her first novel, Zokumeian (Light and dark continued, 1990) completed the last unfinished work by Soseki, the father of modern Japanese literature. Acclaimed for her audacious experimentation […]

Michael Cathcart


Michael Cathcart is the presenter of Books and Arts Daily on Australia’s Radio National. The program presents interviews with writers and artists from around the world and is broadcast across Australia each weekday. It is also available as a podcast from the ABC Radio National website. His most recent book, The Water Dreamers: The Remarkable […]

Margaret Whiskin


Margaret is a publishing professional with more than 20 years experience. She is currently the regional engagement officer with writingWA. As the peak body for writing and associated activities in Western Australia, writingWA celebrates the achievements of our literary creators, provides a range of services to support emerging practitioners, and strives to bring Western Australian […]

Krishna Udayasankar


Krishna Udayasankar is the author of The Aryavarta Chronicles (Hachette, 2012, 2013), a bestselling series of mytho-historical novels that have received critical acclaim, and Objects of Affection (Math Paper Press, 2013), a collection of prose-poems that form the story of a relationship as seen through the eyes of everyday inanimate objects. She is also an […]

Hannie Rayson


Hannie Rayson is the author of 14 plays. She has an established reputation for topical, complex dramas. Her plays include Hotel Sorrento, Falling From Grace, Life After George, Scenes From A Separation (co-written with Andrew Bovell), Inheritance, Two Brothers, The Glass Soldier, The Swimming Club and Extinction. She has been performed throughout Australia at all […]

Chuah Guat Eng


Chuah Guat Eng broke the silence of Malaysian women writing in English in 1994 with her first novel Echoes of Silence. She has since published Tales from the Baram River (2001), a collection of Sarawak folktales re-told for children; The Old House and Other Stories (2008); a second novel, Days of Change (2010); and Dream […]

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