Michael WesleyFull Bio9 Contributions
Michael Wesley is Professor of National Security at the Australian National University. Previously he was Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, a Professor of International Relations and Director of the Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Hong Kong and Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. Prior to this, he was the Assistant Director-General for Transnational Issues at the Office of National Assessments, and a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of New South Wales.
Between 2007 and 2009, Dr Wesley was the Editor of the Australian Journal of
Megan McGrathFull Bio2 Contributions
Megan McGrath is an award-winning fiction writer from North Stradbroke Island in Queensland. Her short work has appeared in journals and anthologies including Griffith REVIEW, Meanjin, Seizure, Tincture Journal and One Book Many Brisbanes, among others. She works for Brisbane Writers Festival and tutors at Queensland Writers Centre. Whale station is a work of fiction shaped by research at Queensland Maritime Museum with thanks to David Jones, author of The Whalers of Tangalooma, and Les Nash of Point Lookout. Her story, ‘The lunar coast’, was published in Griffith REVIEW 28: Still the Lucky Country?.
Judy KennedyFull Bio1 Contributions
Judy Kennedy grew up on a sheep and cattle property near Dirranbandi in southwest Queensland.
Her first job in journalism was as a cadet with the weekly rural newspaper Queensland Country Life, and she subsequently worked as a reporter in Rockhampton, Longreach and Roma.
After a 12-month stint travelling through Canada, the U.S. and Europe she joined ABC Radio in 1991 as a rural reporter. Judy presented statewide programs and regional reports from Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane as well as Toowoomba and Horsham.
Her first stint in ABC TV was as presenter of Landline in 1994 and she returned in 1998 as TV
ko ko thettFull Bio1 Contributions
ko ko thett is a poet by choice and a Burmese by chance. In between, he is a poetry translator, editor and anthologist of contemporary Burmese poetry. His first anthology, Bones will Crow: 15 Contemporary Burmese Poets, was published by the Northern Illinois University Press in 2013. He lives and works in Belgium and writes in both Burmese and English. His collection the burden of being burmese is forthcoming from Zephyr in the autumn of 2015.
Kate RyanFull Bio1 Contributions
Kate Ryan is an editor and writer. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including New Australian Writing 2, The Sleepers Almanac, Kill Your Darlings, TEXT Journal and Best Australian Stories (Black Inc., 2016).
Her illustrated books for children have been published by both Penguin and Lothian. Her short stories were shortlisted for the 2015 Josephine Ulrick Award and longlisted for the 2016 Elizabeth Jolley Prize.
Her essay ‘Psychotherapy for Normal People’ won the 2015 Melbourne Prize for Literature.
David LeserFull Bio1 Contributions
David Leser is an award-winning journalist who has worked in Australia and internationally for the past thirty-six years. He is the author of six books, including a memoir, To Begin To Know: Walking in the Shadows of My Father (Allen & Unwin, 2014), and A View from the Lake: The Egon Zehnder Story (Random House, 2014).
Regina GanterFull Bio1 Contributions
Regina Ganter has just published Mixed Relations (University of Western Australia Press), a study of Asian/Aboriginal contacts in northern Australia.
For her earlier work, The Pearl-Shellers of Torres Strait (Melbourne University Press, 1994), she received the Australian Historical Association’s Australian history prize.
She is a senior lecturer in the school of arts, media and culture at Griffith University.
Andee JonesFull Bio1 Contributions
Andee Jones is an author, retired psychologist and academic and holds a PhD from Monash University. Her current research is in gender studies.
Jones’s opinion pieces, essays and creative nonfiction are published in mainstream, literary, professional and academic journals.
For more information about Jones’s work, see www.publishinink.com.au.
Malcolm KnoxFull Bio1 Contributions
Since 2000, Malcolm Knox has published six books including the novels Summerland and A Private Man, winner of a Ned Kelly Award and a finalist in seven other Australian and international prizes. His non-fiction book Secrets of the Jury Room won an Alex Buzo prize for research and was serialised on ABC Radio.
He started work at the Sydney Morning Herald as a cadet journalist in 1994, after studying at the Universities of Sydney and St Andrews. He has held a number of positions at the SMH including chief cricket correspondent from 1996 to 1999, assistant sport editor from 1999 to 2000 and literary editor from 2002 to
Billy GriffithsFull Bio1 Contributions
Billy Griffiths is a Sydney-based writer and historian.
He worked as the camp manager and cook for the re-excavation of Malakunanja II in 2012.
He is the author of The China Breakthrough: Whitlam in the Middle Kingdom, 1971 (Monash University Publishing, 2012).