Sarah KanowskiFull Bio2 Contributions
Sarah Kanowski is a writer, editor and broadcaster with ABC Radio National.
She is the new editor of Island magazine, the literary quarterly based in Tasmania and addressed to readers and writers across the world.
Her essays and reviews have appeared in Griffith REVIEW, The Monthly, Australian Book Review, Eureka Street, The Australian Literary Review and HEAT.
Holly RinglandFull Bio1 Contributions
Holly Ringland’s lifelong interest in cultures and stories was sparked by a two-year journey her family took in North America when she was nine years old, living in a camper van and travelling from one national park to another. In her twenties, she worked for four years in a remote Indigenous community in the central Australian desert. Moving to England in 2009, Holly obtained her MA in creative writing from the University of Manchester in 2011. She now divides her time between the UK and Australia.
Her debut novel The Centre is Red is due to be published by 4th Estate in April 2018. Foreign
Ric SpencerFull Bio1 Contributions
Ric Spencer is an artist and writer. He is currently the curator of Fremantle Arts Centre.
From 2004–10 he was the art critic at the West Australian newspaper, and from 2000–10 he was an academic at the School of Design and Art at Curtin University, where he holds a doctorate of creative arts and is currently adjunct professor.
Tim RowseFull Bio1 Contributions
Tim Rowse is a professorial fellow in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, and a member of the Institute for Culture and Society at the Western Sydney University.
His many books include Nugget Coombs: a reforming life (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and Rethinking Social Justice: from ‘peoples’ to ‘populations’ (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2012).
He is currently writing a history of Indigenous affairs in Australia since Federation for Oxford University Press.
Melody L FullerFull Bio1 Contributions
Melody Fuller, a native of Oakland, California, is a writer enrolled in the Stonecoast MFA Program in Maine. Melody is completing her first memoir, One Suitcase Now, A Woman’s Travel Confessions and Recollections.
Melody has studied under Ashe Bandele, Marita Golden, David Mura, Quincy Troupe, and several other admired authors. Melody has attended The Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation Workshop VONA, and she has attended The University of Iowa, Bedell, NonFiction Now Conference.
Melody also writes about high end food and wine and was published on a James Beard Award winning site. She hopes to
Ashleigh YoungFull Bio1 Contributions
Ashleigh Young is a writer and editor currently living in Wellington, New Zealand.
Her first book of poems, Magnificent Moon (Victoria University Press) was published in 2012.
Her essays and poems have appeared in Sport, Landfall, Turbine, Booknotes, and Hue & Cry.
She blogs at eyelashroaming.com
Alice GormanFull Bio1 Contributions
Alice Gorman is a senior lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University. She is a member of the advisory panel for the Space Industry Association of Australia, and Chair of the South Australian chapter of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists. Her work has appeared in three editions of Best Australian Science Writing. She tweets as @drspacejunk and writes a blog called Space Age Archaeology.
Roland BleikerFull Bio0 Contributions
Roland Bleiker grew up in Zürich, Switzerland, where he was educated and worked as a lawyer.
He then studied international relations in Paris, Toronto, Vancouver and finally in Canberra, where he obtained his Ph.D. from the Australian National University.Bleiker also worked for two years in a Swiss diplomatic mission in Panmunjom, the Korean DMZ.
He is currently finishing a book on Aesthetics and World Politics and is conceptualizing a new project that examines the emotional dimensions of security threats, such as terrorism and health, through a range of aesthetic sources, including literature, visual art and photography.