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Below is a list of our South Australian authors who are SA Writers Centre members. You can find out more about them and check out their latest work by clicking on the link.

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Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen

Genres: Poetry,

Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen (Babylon, 1953) is a poet, journalist and translator who has degrees in Economics 1976 and  English Literature from the University of Baghdad 1999 plus a Diploma of Interpreting (Arabic-English) from Adelaide Institute of TAFE, South Australia 2005. He has published 19 poetry collections in English and Arabic […]

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Aislinn Kearns

Genres: Romance,

Availability: Assessments, Mentoring, Speaking Engagements,

Aislinn is a successful self-published author of more than 12 novels, and multiple novellas and short stories. She writes across multiple romance sub-genres, most particularly in romantic suspense and contemporary romance.

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Alan Atkinson

Genres: Australiana, Non-fiction,

Availability: Assessments, Mentoring,

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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Alan Tucker

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

Availability: Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

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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Alfie Simpson

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Genre Fiction, Horror, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Theatre, Thriller, Young Adult,

Availability: Assessments, Mentoring,

Alfie Simpson is a writer and editor currently living in Adelaide. When he’s not removing words from manuscripts, he writes for an online magazine called Breach, where he specialises in stories about plant-monsters and extremely deep oceans. His piece ‘Sub-Urban’ won the 2018 Aurealis Award for best horror short story. […]

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Allayne Webster

Genres: Essays/Articles, Junior Fiction, Middle Childhood, Young Adult,

Availability: Mentoring, Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

Allayne Webster is a Children’s/Young Adult Author. Allayne’s first YA novel, ‘Our Little Secret’, was longlisted for a Golden Inky, and her second publication, ‘Barnesy’, (a junior novel) illustrated by Tom Jellett, was selected for the Premier’s Reading Challenges across Australia. Allayne’s second YA novel, ‘Stresshead’, was released to strong […]

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Alys Jackson

Genres: Literary Fiction, Picture Books, Poetry, Short Stories,

Availability: Mentoring, Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

Alys Jackson is an award winning author of poetry and short stories. Her work appears in magazines and journals worldwide. She is the author of The Land Belongs to Me (Big Sky Publishing, 2019). When not writing, she coordinates an Adelaide Hills Veggie Swap group and manages a large organic […]

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Amy T Matthews

Amy T Matthews is an award-winning novelist who lectures in Creative Writing at Flinders University. She also writes historical romance under the name Tess LeSue.

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Anne Bartlett

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

Availability: Assessments, Mentoring, Speaking Engagements,

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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Anne-Marie Smith

  Anne-Marie Smith first obtained a Licence ès Lettres at Bordeaux University in 1968.  After teaching in Zambia, she gained a Diploma in TESL and a Doctorate in linguistics with the University of Papua New Guinea where she lived and worked.  In Western Australia, she taught English in a multicultural […]

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