Aviva is a publisher at Affirm Press. She has worked in publishing for more than fifteen years, mainly as an editor. She was previously Associate Publisher at Scribe Publications, where she was responsible for building an Australian fiction list, and before that she was Deputy Editor at Australian Book Review.
Sophie is Chair of the Australia Council’s Literature Board. She worked in publishing for twenty-five years and is the author of three books, Geography, Bird and Melbourne.
Sam began her career in television production, moved to producing live outdoor events, and for the last eight years has worked as an arts programmer and producer. She currently works at the State Library of NSW.
Liz is a finance professional with some 20 years experience. She is currently Head of Finance and Corporate Services at the Melbourne Festival.
Eleanor is a lawyer and works for the Victorian Government’s Solicitor’s Office.
Jacinta is a GP and a writer. She is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Dissection and Pilgrimage.
Foong Ling has nearly two decades' experience as an editor and a publisher of books across a wide range of genres. She has worked inhouse at Hardie Grant, MUP and Allen & Unwin, and freelanced for most Australian houses.
Alicia is a launch manager. She advises organisations on programming, business development, marketing and resourcing. Her current clients include Social Traders and AMME.
Chris is Events Manager at Readings Books, Music and Film.
Kristi is an Australian leader in philanthropy and social investment. She is the executive director of the Sydney Community Foundation, fund director of the Sydney Women’s Fund, founder and director of impact investment firm Greenstone Group, director of the Australian Women Donors Network and Sharing Stories Foundation.
Lou is Editorial Director of Sleepers Publishing, which focuses on new and emerging writers by fostering and publishing their voices.
Megan has more than fifteen years experience in the book industry, as a bookseller, editor and publicist.
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