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Jason Fischer

Genres: Adventure, Australiana, Fantasy, Horror, Humour, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult,

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Jason Fischer has won an Aurealis Award and the Writers of the Future Contest, and he has been on shortlists in other awards such as the Ditmars and the Australian Shadows. He is the author of dozens of short stories, and his collection “Everything is a Graveyard” is available from […]

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Karen Wyld

Genres: Contemporary, Essays/Articles, Experimental, Indigenous, Internet/Web, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction,

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Karen Wyld is an author and freelance writing living on the coast south of Adelaide. Karen has published numerous works of fiction, narrative non fiction, articles and reviews. And has appeared at writers and readers festivals around Australia. She has presented writing workshops, judged literary awards and been a peer […]

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Alan Atkinson

Genres: Australiana, Non-fiction,

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Freelance journalist/editor. Former Day Editor Tv and radio, Adelaide. Also worked for Scotsman Edinburgh, Guardian London, SMH, and as feature writer and columnist on Advertiser.

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Scott Zarcinas

Genres: Genre Fiction, Non-fiction, Thriller, Young Adult,

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Dr. Scott Zarcinas is the Director of DoctorZed Publishing (est. 2006) and founder of The Business of Writing School (est. 2015). He is the author of 8 books, including Samantha Honeycomb and Your Natural State of Being. As a publisher he has edited more than 40 books and overseen the […]

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Ben Stubbs

Genres: Essays/Articles, Non-fiction, Travel,

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I am a non-fiction an travel writer who has recently moved into academia. I have published numerous articles and essays for the Sydney Morning Herald, Meanjin and Griffith Review. My first book, Ticket to Paradise, about my search for the Australian colony in Paraguay was published by Harper Collins in […]

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Lisa L. Hannett

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Lisa L. Hannett has had over 75 short stories appear in venues including Clarkesworld, Fantasy, Weird Tales, Apex, The Dark and Year’s Best anthologies in Australia, Canada and the US. She has won four Aurealis Awards, including Best Collection for her first book, Bluegrass Symphony, which was also nominated for […]

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Roger Monk

Genres: Crime,

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Many years in banking to bank secretary. University of S.A. specialising in organisational behaviour and psychological implications of business practices. Supervisor of masters and Ph.D. students. Many years overseas research and lecturing. Doctorate in organisational psychology. Fellow, Financial Services Institute of Aust’asia. Numerous academic papers. Three crime novels published.    

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Patrick Allington

Genres: Essays/Articles, Food, Internet/Web, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction,

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Patrick Allington is a writer, editor, researcher and academic from the Adelaide foothills, in South Australia.

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Reece Pocock

Genres: Crime, Film/TV, Genre Fiction, Historical, Junior Fiction, Murder Mystery/Detective, Picture Books, Short Stories, Thriller,

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Reece Pocock is an Australian crime and historical fiction writer with an Advanced Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing) from Adelaide College of Arts. He served in the army before embarking on a business career, afterwards he worked in finance before taking on a career as a novelist. Won first prize […]

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Lynette Washington

Genres: Essays/Articles, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Short Stories, Women's,

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Lynette Washington is a writer, editor, manuscript assessor and teacher of creative and professional writing. Her stories have been published widely and performed at events such as Spineless Wonders Presents and Quart Short Literary Readings. In 2014 she edited the story collection, Breaking Beauty. In 2017 she co-edited the story […]

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Ben Brooker

Genres: Essays/Articles, Internet/Web, Poetry, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Theatre,

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Ben is a writer, editor, critic, essayist, and playwright. His work has been featured by Overland, New Matilda, New Internationalist, Australian Book Review, RealTime, and Daily Review. Ben was a featured playwright at the Emerging Writers’ Festival Adelaide Roadshow in September 2014, and at the National Play Festival in Adelaide […]

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Valerie Volk

Genres: Literary Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories,

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Valerie Volk is the award winning author of four books: In Due Season, a collection of poems, (CALEB Poetry Prize 2010) , a verse novel called A Promise of Peaches, and a dark and twisted modern version of Grimms’ stories, Even Grimmer Tales. Her fourth book, Passion Play – the […]

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Jill Schedneck

Genres: Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Travel, Women's,

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Jillian Schedneck lived in the United Arab Emirates for two years, teaching English literature and creative writing at universities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. She is the author of the memoir Abu Dhabi Days, Dubai Nights, published by Pan Macmillan in 2012. Her work has also appeared in Australian and American literary […]

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Robert Moore

Genres: Australiana, Erotic, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Picture Books, Young Adult,

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Robert Moore grew up on a hop and raspberry farm in New Norfolk, Tasmania and has taught in primary and secondary schools in Australia and the U. K.  He attended Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London in 1974 ‐1975 and has worked as a teacher, actor and […]

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Satish Gupta

Genres: Crime, Romance, Thriller,

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Satish Gupta was born in India and educated in India, England and the United States. He has also lived in Europe. He now calls Adelaide, Australia, home. He has a doctorate and works in the field of environment and planning. His next novel ‘Land of the Lost Contentment’ is about […]

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