New South Wales

Justine Larbalestier

justine-larbalestier-2013-300x224Justine Larbalestier is an Australian–American author of seven novels. Her most recent novel, My Sister Rosa, is about a seventeen-year-old boy whose ten-year-old sister is a psychopath.

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Trinity Doyle

Screen Shot 2015-11-25 at 3.28.31 PMTrinity Doyle grew up in the suburbs of Lake Macquarie. She’s worked as a music photographer and graphic designer, been one half of a DIY record label, and played bass terribly but enthusiastically in various girl bands. Trinity lives in Newcastle NSW, with her husband, daughter and cat. Pieces of Sky is her first novel.

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Randa Abdel-Fattah

randaRanda Abdel-Fattah is an award-winning author of young adult novels including Does My Head Look Big In This?Noah’s Law and When Michael Met Mina. She is a human rights activist and practising lawyer.

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Sarah Ayoub

professionalpicSarah Ayoub is a journalist and author of YA fiction. Her novels Hate Is Such a Strong Word and The Yearbook Committee are contemporary stories of identity, belonging and discovery.

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JC Burke

JCB imageJane (JC) Burke is the author of The Story of Tom Brennan, which won the CBCA book of the year – older readers award in 2006 and features regularly on school booklists. Her book Pig Boy won the Ned Kelly Award for crime fiction in 2012.

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Kirsty Eagar

kirsty Eagar

Kirsty Eagar is an economist and award-winning Young Adult author. Her most recent work, Summer Skin, has been described as a must-read for teens for its frank discussion of sex, feminism and relationships.

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Erin Gough

Erin Gough HeadshotErin Gough’s first novel is The Flywheel. Her short stories have been widely published including in Best Australian Stories, Australian Book Review and Overland.
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Libby Hathorn

Libby Hathorn head shotLibby Hathorn is an award-winning poet and author of more than fifty books for children and young people, as well as books for adults. Translated into several languages and adapted for stage and screen, her work has won honours in Australia, United States, Great Britain and Holland.

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Emily Maguire

Emily MaguireEmily Maguire is the award-winning author of three novels and two nonfiction books, including Your Skirt’s Too Short. Her essays on sex, religion, culture and literature have been published widely in Australia and overseas.

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Gabrielle Tozer

Gabi TozerGabrielle Tozer is the internationally published author of The Intern and Faking It, as well as a magazine journalist, sub-editor and copywriter. Gabrielle has contributed to titles including Cosmopolitan, Dolly, Girlfriend, Cleo, TV Week and The Canberra Times. Gabrielle is currently writing her third novel and working on her first picture book.

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