Meredith McKinney lived in Kyoto for twenty years.

She is a visiting fellow at the Japan Centre, Australian National University, and translates classical and contemporary Japanese literature.

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Howard Pedersen is a Broome-based historian who wrote the award-winning book Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance (Magabala, 1995) with Bunuba custodian Banjo Woorunmurra. He has been a policy and political advisor for several Indigenous leaders since the 1980s, and has worked in policy development roles for the Commonwealth and Western Australian governments.

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Stuart Glover lectures in contemporary literary practices at the University of Queensland. He was the founding director of the Brisbane Writers Festival and the founding Chair of the Queensland Literary Awards. He has been published in many journals and periodicals.

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William Tow is a Professor in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University.

His research interests include Alliance politics; US security policy in the Asia-Pacific; security politics in the Asia–Pacific and Australian security policies.

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Luke Slattery is an honorary Greek of Irish ancestry who lives in Sydney.

He is a journalist, columnist and book critic whose work has appeared in numerous publications including The Australian, The Age and the Internatonal Herald Tribune.

His second book, Dating Aphrodite: modern adventures in the ancient world was published by ABC Books in 2005.

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Tadhg Muller grew up in Hobart and was educated at the University of Tasmania. He now lives and writes in southeast London.

Muller was first published in 2011 by Skive Magazine in the young writers' edition.

Since then, his work has appeared in Australia, USA and the UK. He is currently completing his first novel.

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Christine Paice has published two poetry collections, Mad Oaks and Starting at the Aral Sea.

She has been a runner up (The Newcastle, 2004) and now a winner (The Josephine Ulrick, 2009).

She has also written a children's book, The Great Rock Whale, which has been nominated for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, 2009.

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Ian Wedde is a poet, novelist, curator and essayist. He was New Zealand's poet laureate 2011–2013.

His most recent books are a monograph, Bill Culbert: Making Light Work (Auckland University Press, 2009), a novel, The Catastrophe (Victoria University Press, 2011) and a collection of poems, The Lifeguard (Auckland University Press, 2013).

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Daniel Wynne is a writer, journalist and radio announcer whose work has been published in Best Australian Stories, Voiceworks magazine and Time Off.

He has a Creative Arts degree from Griffith University and enjoys making movies.

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Dr Tanveer Ahmed is a private psychiatrist based primarily in western Sydney. As part of his practice he regularly sees clients in the forensic system.

He is the author of migration memoir The Exotic Rissole (New South, 2011) and was previously a columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and a cadet journalist at SBS Television.

He is a local councillor in the City of Canada Bay.

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