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Non-fiction Authors

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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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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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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Peter Mulraney

Genres: Murder Mystery/Detective, Non-fiction,

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Peter Mulraney is a creative writer and thinker based in Adelaide, Australia.

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John Neylon

Genres: Essays/Articles, Non-fiction,

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John Neylon is a visual arts writer and curator and previously Head of Education, Art Gallery of South Australia (1988 – 2005). He has worked as a media arts writer in Adelaide since the 1980s and is currently art critic for The Adelaide Review and The Melbourne Review. He is […]

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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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Janeen Brian

Genres: Middle Childhood, Non-fiction, Picture Books, Poetry,

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Janeen is an award-winning children’s author whose work ranges from picture books, junior fiction, nonfiction, novels and poetry. Apart from her 70 + books published in trade and educational, she also writes for children’s magazines in Australia and the USA and has had over 100 stories, poems, articles and plays published. […]

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Rosanne Hawke

Genres: Middle Childhood, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Picture Books,

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Rosanne Hawke is a children’s author who lives near Kapunda. Her books include Taj and the Great Camel Trek, Marrying Ameera, The Keeper, Soraya the Storyteller and Yardil. Many of her books have been ‘notable’ or shortlisted in Australian awards. Across the Creek won the Cornish Holyer an Gof Award. […]

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Jane Turner Goldsmith

Genres: Literary Fiction, Middle Childhood, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Poetry, Travel, Young Adult,

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Jane Turner Goldsmith, Adelaide Author, Books and Publishing

Jane Turner Goldsmith is a writer, psychologist and teacher. Her novel Poinciana (Wakefield Press, 2006) was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Prize. She has published short stories, poetry, flash pieces and children’s fiction and edited a non-fiction anthology of adoption stories. She has worked as a content writer for the Black […]

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Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh

Genres: Australiana, Auto/Biography, Film/TV, Non-fiction, Young Adult,

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  Bill is an award-winning writer/performer of stories, songs and plays. He’s a teacher and mentor through TAFE SA plus runs workshops in schools and communities. His first collection of stories, Beckom Pop. 64, was published in 1988, Old Yanconian Daze (1995), Looking for Dad, (1998). Then came Great Flying […]

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Anne Bartlett

Genres: Australiana, Auto/Biography, Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Women's,

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Anne Bartlett grew up in rural South Australia and studied English and Drama at Flinders University. She has worked variously as editor, ghostwriter, humour columnist, biographer, feature, and children’s writer, and taught creative writing at Flinders University and the University of Adelaide. Her children’s book The Aboriginal Peoples of Australia […]

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Alan Tucker

Genres: Middle Childhood, Non-fiction, Young Adult,

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Alan Tucker is a previous winner of the CBC Book of the Year, nonfiction award for his illustrated book, Iron in the Blood. Since winning that award he has concentrated on writing historical fiction based on Australian history: the Bombing of Darwin, Cyclone Tracy and Atomic Testing in SA. His […]

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