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Literary Fiction Authors

Steve Bell

Genres: Adventure, Essays/Articles, Internet/Web, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction, Thriller, Travel,

Availability: Speaking Engagements,

Steve Bell has survived an adventurous life as a climber, soldier, entrepreneur, mountain guide, and public speaker. The author of two books, his writing has been published in outdoor magazines in the UK, USA, and Australia. He is currently working on a memoir about Mt Everest, and a work of […]

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Cecelia Hopkins (Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer)

Genres: Australiana, Essays/Articles, Fantasy, Genre Fiction, Historical, Horror, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction, Paranormal, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Women's, Young Adult,

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Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer is the hyphenation of Cecelia’s birth and former married name. Cecelia writes poetry, fiction and literary criticism. Her MA project focused on H.P. Lovecraft while her M. Lett project investigated fairy tale motifs in 19th-Century literature. Cecelia has contributed to a number of anthologies and journals with various […]

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Margot McGovern

Genres: Literary Fiction, Young Adult,

Availability: Mentoring,

Margot McGovern is a YA author with a creative writing PhD from Flinders University. Her debut novel Neverland was shortlisted for the Text Prize and Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Over the course of her career she has worked as a book seller, reviewer and manuscript assessor, and runs regular […]

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Sarah Lambert (Sarah Jane Justice)

Genres: Genre Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Paranormal, Poetry, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Women's,

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In spoken word, Sarah Jane Justice competed at the Sydney Opera House as national finalist in the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam and has presented twice at Adelaide Writer’s Week. Her poetry and fiction have been published by Capsule Stories, The Bombay Review, and Eerie River Publishing, to name a few. […]

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verity laughton

Genres: Childrens, Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Radio, Short Stories, Theatre, Young Adult,

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Dr Verity Laughton is an award-winning Adelaide-based poet and playwright of more than 30 professionally produced works. Her work has been produced locally, nationally and internationally. Her most recent works are the verbatim theatre piece Long Tan, (Brink Productions, April 2017), published by Currency Press, and The Red Cross Letters, […]

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Christina Soong

Genres: Auto/Biography, Childrens, Comedy, Contemporary, Essays/Articles, Film/TV, Food, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories, Travel,

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Christina is an award-winning writer. She was co-editor of Adelaide university’s student newspaper, On Dit, in 1996. Afterwards, she worked in London, Leeds, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Shanghai in senior marketing/management roles and freelanced for magazines. Whilst on maternity leave, she started an award-winning food & travel blog, The Hungry […]

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Jake Dean

Genres: Adventure, Contemporary, Essays/Articles, Humour, Internet/Web, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Travel,

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Jake Dean is a writer and waverider living on Kaurna land in Maslin Beach. His nonfiction has appeared in The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Crikey, Surfing World, Slam Skateboarding Magazine, VICE, Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Junkee, Broadsheet, Great Ocean Quarterly, Mindful Parenting, White Horses and others. He also writes short […]

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Lana Guineay

Genres: Literary Fiction, Murder Mystery/Detective, Non-fiction,

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Lana Guineay is a writer who lives by the sea in Adelaide. Her debut Dark Wave won the 2020 Viva La Novella prize. Her non-fiction has been published widely, and her award-winning fiction has appeared in Going Down Swinging, Anthology of Australasian Stories, and the 2019 Swinburne Microfiction award. She […]

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Heather Taylor Johnson

Genres: Auto/Biography, Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Women's,

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Heather Taylor-Johnson’s second literary fiction novel, Jean Harley was Here, was short-listed for the Readings Prize for New Fiction, discussed on ABC’s First Tuesday Book Club and reviewed in the New York Times. It’s been optioned for a 7-part TV series, and she’s co-writing the screenplay. Her fifth poetry book […]

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Lindy Warrell (na)

Genres: Literary Fiction, Poetry,

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Publican’s daughter and anthropologist, Lindy has lived and worked among people of diverse backgrounds and dispositions all of her life. A late-in-life poet with poems published in journals and online plus a chapbook, Ol’ Girl Can Drive (Picaro Poets). She has recently completed one novel, On Gidgee Plains, set in […]

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Gina Dawson

Genres: Auto/Biography, Essays/Articles, Junior Fiction, Literary Fiction, Middle Childhood, Non-fiction, Picture Books, Short Stories, Young Adult,

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Gina is a qualified teacher and counsellor with a passion for writing books for children and young adults that educate on personal growth and social issues. She also works part-time as a ghost writer, proof reader and assisting folk to write memoirs. Her sixth and seventh books, New Holland Publishers, were released in January […]

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Tracy Crisp

Genres: Auto/Biography, Comedy, Essays/Articles, Humour, Literary Fiction, Theatre, Women's,

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Tracy writes across platforms as varied as stand-up, novels, storytelling and memoir. As a regular participant at readings and other events (including her new show, Pearls, at the Adelaide Fringe in 2018) she is known for work that brings a potent mix of humour and poignancy to any event. She […]

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Teresa Podemska – Abt

Genres: Australiana, Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Poetry, Short Stories,

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Teresa Podemska – Abt is a philologist/poet-writer/translator and a researcher-member of AIATSIS. She holds PhD, BEd, MEd – course/w. and MA degrees from Unis of South Australia, Adelaide and Wrocław. She creates in many genres, won a range of literary and academic prizes and has been published in Poland, Australia […]

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Lauren Foley

Genres: Australiana, Auto/Biography, Contemporary, Essays/Articles, Experimental, Film/TV, Internet/Web, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Poetry, Radio, Short Stories, Theatre, Travel, Women's,

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Lauren Foley is Irish/Australian. Her stories are published internationally. Credits include: Overland, The Irish Times, Award Winning Australian Writing, Lighthouse, Gorse and No Alibis. Her first publication was the short story ‘Squiggly Arse Crack’ in the 2014 Margaret River Anthology, following its shortlisting for the Margaret River Short Story Competition. She […]

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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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