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Danielle’s short fiction and non-fiction has appeared in the Review of Australian Fiction, Westerly, indigo Journal and Award Winning Australian Writing, and also forms part of the artworks along Busselton.
Author: Double Madness
Caroline de Costa is a professor at James Cook University School of Medicine. Her publications include, “Hail Caesar”, which was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards (Science Writing) in 2008, and two books about abortion history. She has also self-published three novels. Double Madness is her first crime novel.  
Author: The Way It Was
Peter Forrestal has been a wine writer for about 30 years: The Way it Was has been his 34th book, three of which have been about the wine region of Margaret River (and the second with Ray Jordan). He has been a journalist and writer about wine, locally, nationally and internationally. Peter was founding editor of Gourmet Traveller Wine and the 2009 WCA Wine Communicator of the Year.
Author: The Worry Front
H.C. Gildfind lives in Melbourne and has published short stories, poetry, essays and book reviews in Australia and overseas. Gildfind has also researched interwar Australian literature and history, has been mentored by novelist Andrea Goldsmith, and is currently working on a novel. 
Jacqueline Hagan was temporarily distracted from the pursuit of herring while she pursued a career as a psychologist and management consultant. Along the way, she married a geologist who also happened to love fishing and, together, they set off to discover the world.  
Author: Summer's Gone
Charles Hall was born and raised in Perth and educated in the sixties at Mt Lawley High and in the eighties at UWA and later at Melbourne. He has had a wide experience of day jobs, including truckie’s offsider, arc welder, builder’s labourer, recording studio engineer, shoveller of chook manure, biomedical engineer and high school…
Portland Jones is both a writer and a horse trainer. She has a PhD in literature and runs her own horse-training business. Her novel, Seeing the Elephant was published by Margaret River Press in. 2016. She lives in Perth’s Swan Valley with her partner and three children.
Author: The Way It Was
Ray Jordan is one of Australia’s most experienced wine journalists and has been writing about wine for almost 40 years. He is currently Wine Editor of The West Australian and contributes two weekly columns to the paper.  He has been awarded the Jack Mann Medal for his contribution to the Western Australian wine industry.
Julie Kinney is an avid gardener. Growing up in Western Australia she has a great love of the countryside and especially the gardens created. From selecting beautiful gardens to open has grown a business of garden tours taking Julie across the world although she just loves being able to show people her own country.
Isabelle Li is a Chinese Australian writer and translator. Her collection of short stories, A Chinese Affair, was published by Margaret River Press in 2016.
Rosemary Sayer is a writer, business communications consultant and former journalist. Her third book More to the Story - conversations with refugees was published in 2015 by Margaret River Press. Rosemary lectures and tutors in human rights and writing at Curtin University where she is completing her PhD about refugee life stories and human rights.
Author: Bloodlines
Nicole Sinclair’s short fiction and non-fiction has appeared in the Review of Australian Fiction, Westerly, indigo Journal and Award Winning Australian Writing, and also forms part of the artworks along Busselton Jetty. Her short stories have won the Katharine Susannah Prichard Short Fiction Award and the Down South Writers Competition. 
Author: You Belong Here
Laurie Steed is a writer and editor from Perth, Western Australia. His fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Age, Meanjin, Island, Westerly, and elsewhere. His debut novel, You Belong Here, will be published by Margaret River Press in 2018.
Andrew Taylor is the author of more than sixteen books of poems, the libretti of two operas, numerous essays, a pioneering study of Australian poetry, and translations from German and Italian. He has taught at universities in Australia, Germany and China and since leaving Perth in 2014 divides his time between Sydney and Wiesbaden in Germany.
Miriam juggles her writing life with a wild array of other jobs including parenting, piano teaching, domestic chores and curriculum development for Sheridan College. She loves the poetry of the Margaret River landscape and hunting for orchids in spring time with Em.
Ryan O’Neill is the author of The Weight of a Human Heart and Their Brilliant Careers. He was born in Glasgow in 1975 and has lived in Africa, Europe and Asia before settling in Newcastle, Australia, with his wife and two daughters. His fiction has appeared in The Best Australian Stories, The Sleepers Almanac, Meanjin, New Australian Stories, Wet Ink, Etchings and Westerly. His work has won the Hal Porter and Roland Robinson awards and been shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Steele Rudd Award and the Age Short-Story Prize. He teaches at the University of Newcastle.
Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning Indigenous Australian writer. Her first book, Heat and Light (UQP, 2014), was the recipient of the David Unaipon Award, the Dobbie Literary Award and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Indigenous Writers Prize. Heat and Light was also shortlisted for The Stella Prize, the Queensland Literary Award for State Significance, and the Readings Prize. Ellen was named as a Sydney Morning Herald‘s Best Young Australian Novelist in 2015.
Laurie Steed is a writer and editor from Perth, Western Australia. His fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Age, Meanjin, Island, Westerly, and elsewhere. His debut novel, You Belong Here, will be published by Margaret River Press in 2018.
Richard Rossiter is an experienced academic, editor and writer.  He is an Honorary Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University.  His  book length publication Arrhythmia: Stories of Desire was published by UWA Press in 2009.  He is the Editor of three collections of short stories compiled from entries to the annual Margaret River Short Story Competition. His novella, Thicker than…
Susan Midalia is a former academic who is now a full-time fiction writer. She has published two collections of short stories: A History of the Beanbag (2007), shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, and An Unknown Sky (2012). She was one of the judges of the 2012 T.A.G. Hungerford Award for an unpublished…
Short Story Winner: Pigface and Other Stories
Andrew Roff is the recipient of a 2018 Varuna House Residential Fellowship. His work has appeared in Overland and Antithesis Journal. In 2016 he was shortlisted for the Wakefield Press Unpublished Manuscript Award at the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Andrew's interests in politics and economics inform his writing.
Short Story Winner: Joiner Bay and Other Stories
Laura Elvery is a writer from Brisbane. She has been published in Griffith Review, The Big Issue Fiction Edition, Review of Australian Fiction and Joiner Bay and other stories (MRP). Laura's debut short story collection, "Trick of the Light", will be released by UQP in March 2018. 
Short Story Winner: Shibboleth & other stories
Jo Riccioni’s stories have appeared in Best Australian Stories 2010 and 2011, The Age, and literary journals in Australia and the UK. Her first novel, The Italians at Cleat’s Corner Store, won the International Rubery Award for fiction in 2015.
Short Story Winner: Lost Boy & other stories
Melanie Napthine is a Melbourne-based writer with a particular fondness for the short story form, though she also currently has a couple of novels on the go. She works in educational publishing, and any time left over is spent reading, running, travelling and parenting (not necessarily in that order).
Short Story Winner: The Trouble With Flying
Ruth Wyer is a fledgling writer from south-west Sydney who composes stories by typing them one-fingered on her iPhone any spare chance she gets. It's an inefficient writing process, as she spends almost as much time backspacing over autocorrect as actually progressing, but her brain often feels like a flailing hose and it's kind of nice aiming it at something that will eventually grow.
Short Story Winner: Knitting & other stories
Barry Divola is a journalist and author from Sydney. He writes regularly for Rolling Stone, The Sydney Morning Herald, Men’s Style, the (sydney) magazine and Monocle (UK) and 314 notes on contributors he is the long‑time music critic at Who magazine. Barry has published seven books—three non‑fiction books, three children’s alphabet books with illustrator Paul McNeil, and one book of fiction (Nineteen Seventysomething). Barry…
Beverley Lello lives on a bush block in NE Victoria with her husband. The children have grown up and moved north and she now has more time to cycle, trek and write. Country town life and travelling are the inspiration for many of her stories and plays. Several of her stories have been published in Stringybark Fiction and in 2011 she…

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