Patrick McCaughey was born in Ireland in 1943 and came to Australia at the age of ten. He studied Fine Arts and English at the University of Melbourne and became art critic of The Age in 1966.

After a period in New York on a Harkness Fellowship, he was appointed Professor of Visual Arts at Monash University in 1972 and went on to become Director of the National Gallery of Victoria in 1981.

He left Australia in 1988 and was successively director of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, and the Yale Center for British Art. In 2003 he published his Australian memoir, The Bright Shapes and the True Names and in 2006 the Miegunyah Press published his Voyage and Landfall: The Art of Jan Senbergs.

He lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Multi-award winning Australian author Robyn Davidson was born in 1950, on a cattle property in outback Queensland, Australia. In 1977, she travelled alone with camels across 1700 miles of Australian desert. The story of that journey was first published in National Geographic and later became the book Tracks which was subsequently translated into 16 languages and was a best-seller in ten counties. Robyn is the only women to win travel literature's prestigious Thomas Cook Travel Book Award.

Robyn's other books include Travelling Light, a collection of essays, Ancestors and Desert Places which chronicles the 2 years she spent travelling through North West India with a caste of pastoral nomads. She is presently working on a fictionalised memoir and a book and series of documentary films on the fate of traditional forms of nomadism in the modern world.

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Patrick Allington's debut novel, Figurehead, was published by Black Inc. in 2009 and was nominated for the 2010 Miles Franklin Award.

His short fiction, essays and critical writing have appeared widely.  

He has a Phd in creative writing (University of Adelaide) and a Masters in politics by research (University of Adelaide). He is also a member of the Australian Society of Authors, PEN and the South Australian Writers' Centre.

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Cliff Fell's two collections of poems are The Adulterer's Bible (2003) and Beauty of the Badlands (2008), both from Victoria University Press.

The first was awarded the Adam Prize and the Jessie Mackay Prize for Poetry.

He lives near Motueka in the upper part of Te Wai Pounamu and teaches at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

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Jennifer Robertson was born in Sydney in 1984.

Her short stories have appeared in Meanjin, Overland, Westerly, Griffith REVIEW, UTS Writers' Anthology andBest Australian Stories. Her fiction has been adapted for broadcast on ABC Radio National and 2SER Radio.

In 2007, Jennifer Robertson received First Class Honours in Writing from the University of Technology, Sydney.

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Jennifer Down is a writer, editor and translator, and the author of Our Magic Hour (Text, 2016). Her writing has appeared in a range of Australian and US media. Her second book, Pulse Points, a collection of short stories, will be published by Text in 2017.

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Leah Kaminsky, is a physician and award-winning writer. Her debut novel, The Waiting Room (Vintage Australia, 2015), won the prestigious Voss Literary Prize. Her latest book, We’re all Going to Die (Harper Collins, 2016), has been described as ‘a joyful book about death’ (Harper Collins, 2016). She edited Writer MD (Knopf, 2012) and co-authored Cracking the Code (Vintage, 2015). Stitching Things Together (Interactive Press, 2010) was a finalist in the Anne Elder Award. Her second novel, The Hollow Bones, is forthcoming from Vintage Australia in 2019. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. (www.leahkaminsky.com)

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Sherryl Clark is a children's and young adult author.

She also writes poetry for adults and has recently begun writing poetry for children. Students will best recognise Sherryl for her popular books in the Aussie Nibbles, Bites and Chomps series.

www.sherrylclark.com

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Ellen van Neerven is a young Yugambeh woman from South-East Queensland. Her first book, Heat and Light (UQP, 2014), was awarded the 2015 Dobbie Award and the 2013 David Unaipon Award, and was alos shorlisted for the Stella Prize and the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Comfort Food (UQP, 2016), a collection of poems, is her latest release.

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Paul Mitchell's latest book is a poetry collection, Standard Variation (Walleah Press, 2014), which was shortlisted for the 2016 Adelaide Writer's Week Prize for Poetry. His novel, We. Are. Family. (MidnightSun Publishing), will be launched at the Melbourne Writers Festival in August 2016.

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