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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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Author Genres

Adventure · Australiana · Auto/Biography · Childrens · Comedy · Contemporary · Crime · Erotic · Essays/Articles · Experimental · Fantasy · Film/TV · Food · Genre Fiction · Historical · Horror · Humour · Indigenous · Internet/Web · Junior Fiction · Literary Fiction · Middle Childhood · Multicultural · Murder Mystery/Detective · Non-fiction · Paranormal · Picture Books · Poetry · Radio · Romance · Science Fiction · Short Stories · Theatre · Thriller · Travel · Verse Novel · Women's · Young Adult

Author Availability

Assessments · Mentoring · Readings · School Visits · Speaking Engagements

 

John Duthie (Adrian Smith)

Genres: Auto/Biography,

Availability: Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

John ran projects for SA Police at the time of his accident. A question popped into his head… ‘Why are memoirs only written about famous people? He gathered twenty-five stories of unknown people with varying disabilities or disorders, and published the book ‘The Eighteen Point Five’. He is writing his […]

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John Neylon

Genres: Essays/Articles, Non-fiction,

Availability: Mentoring,

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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Judith C Deane-Freeman

Genres: Auto/Biography, Contemporary, Women's,

Availability: Assessments,

Grew up in rural and remote South Australia. Studied English, History and Philosophy for a BA at Flinders Uni. Trained and worked as a Registered Nurse. Self published three books of women’s fiction. Now working on a re imagining of the life and times of my great great grandmother.

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Judith Steele

Genres: Poetry,

Availability: Readings,

Judith Steele is co-author (with Moira Mcauliffe) of Fighting Monsters (Vaughan Willoughby, Melbourne, 1998). She was twice winner of the Dymocks Northern Territory Red Earth Poetry Prize (2001, 2002). Her poetry or prose has appeared in Northern Territory and South Australian publications, in Gobshite Quarterly (Portland, Oregon), Tema (Zagreb), and […]

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Karen J Carlisle

Genres: Fantasy, Genre Fiction, Murder Mystery/Detective, Paranormal, Science Fiction,

Availability: Speaking Engagements,

Karen J Carlisle was short-listed in Australian Literature Review’s 2013 Murder/Mystery Short Story Competition. Her first novella, Doctor Jack & Other Tales, was published in 2015 and her short stories have featured in the 2016 Adelaide Fringe, ‘A Trail of Tales’, and the ‘Where’s Holmes’ and ‘Deadsteam’ anthologies. Karen lives […]

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Karen Wyld

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

Availability: Assessments, Mentoring, Readings, Speaking Engagements,

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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Kate Loveday

Genres: Contemporary, Historical, Romance, Women's,

Availability: Readings, Speaking Engagements,

Kate Loveday grew up in the seaside suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia with a love of books, and always wanted to write. She has worked in real estate and building, as an office manager, and finally as a natural/ beauty therapist, running her own natural therapy business with husband Peter. […]

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Lana Guineay

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

Availability: Readings, Speaking Engagements,

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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Lauren Bevilacqua

Availability: Assessments,

After training as an editor in 2016, Lauren now works with authors to draw out the best in their stories. Lauren’s manuscript assessments aim to provide encouraging feedback that balances highlighting what writers are doing well with giving practical insights to help writers take their writing further. Lauren is a […]

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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,

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

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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