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FAULKNER, Annah

Annah Faulkner grew up in Papua New Guinea during the post-colonial era of the 1950s and is the author of two novels. The manuscript of her first novel, The Beloved, won the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for an Emerging author. Annah lives on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Works

  • The Beloved (Pan Macmillan, 2012) Winner, 2013 Nita B Kibble Award; Shortlisted, 2013 Miles Franklin Literary Award
  • Last day in the Dynamite Factory (Pan Macmillan, 2015) Shortlisted, The 2015 Readings New Australian Writing Award

FEINER, Beck

Beck Feiner is an art director, graphic designer and illustrator who lives in Sydney with her family. Beck’s vector-based conceptual illustrative style has evolved from her years working as a designer and art-director in the advertising industry. She left advertising to realise her dreams as a high concept illustrator and to produce her two most rewarding creations: Levi and Esme.

Works

  • Aussie Legends Alphabet (HarperCollins, 2017)

FERRIS, Fleur

Fleur spent the first seventeen years of her life growing up on a farm in Patchewollock, North West Victoria. She then moved twenty times in twenty years. Fleur sometimes saw the darker side to life during her sixteen years working for Police and Ambulance Services. She now lives a more settled lifestyle on a rice farm in Southern New South Wales, with her husband and three young children. Fleur’s colourful and diverse background has given her unique insight into today’s society and an endless pool of experiences to draw from. When she isn’t weaving this through young adult fiction, reading or spending time with her family, you will find her with friends, talking about art, books, and travel. Her debut, Risk, was published by Penguin Random House Australia in 2015. Risk was nominated and won numerous awards, was published internationally, became an Australian Top 10 Bestseller and was even adapted for the stage by a secondary school in Sweden. Fleur continued to explore the YA genre in her subsequent works, Wreck and Black. Fleur is currently undertaking studies in screenwriting and is working on her fourth novel, which will be released in July 2018. Fleur is also delving into the world of middle-grade fiction with Bunnaloo Hullabaloo which will be published by Penguin Random House Australia in 2019.
Twitter: @fleurferris

Works

  • Risk (Penguin Random House, 2015) Winner, 2016 Davitt Awards for Best Young Adult Crime Novel, Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature; Joint Winner, 2016 Davitt Awards for Best Debut Crime Book; Shortlisted, 2016 Indie Book Awards, 2017 Young Adult Best Book Award, 2017 West Australian Young Readers' Book Awards
  • Black (Penguin Random House, 2016) Longlisted, 2017 Davitt Award for Best Young Adult Book
  • Wreck (Penguin Random House, 2017)
  • Found (Penguin Random House, forthcoming 2018)
  • Bunnaloo Hollabaloo (Penguin Random House, forthcoming 2019)

FIDEL, Future D.

Future D. Fidel was born in Uvira in the Democratic Republic of Congo. After the death of the president Mobutu, the country descended into lawlessness that claimed the lives of his parents. Future was separated from his siblings and, when civil war struck, was forced to flee as an orphan stowaway to Tanzania. He was finally reunited with his sister six years later. Future spent eight years in a camp before being accepted as a refugee in Australia, where he now lives with his brother, sister and nephews. Future is active in arts in Queensland, forming the Fimbo Boys that performed African modern dance and music at various events, supporting young people from Refugee backgrounds. He was a playwright in residence from 2013 to 2015 at La Boite Theatre Company and his acclaimed debut play Prize Fighter was featured in the Brisbane Festival. Future is also an Electrical Engineer, securing his Bachelor degree from Griffith University, and a Gospel artist.

Works

  • Prize Fighter (Hachette, forthcoming 2018)

FIENBERG, Anna

Anna Fienberg was once editor of the School Magazine where she read over a thousand books a year and wrote plays and stories for the magazine. She left to embark on her own writing career and has since written award-winning picture books, short stories and junior novels, including the highly successful 'Tashi' series, and fiction for teenagers and young adults.

Works

  • Wiggy and Boa (J. M. Dent, 1988) Shortlisted, 1989 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Younger Readers
  • Billy Bear and the Wild Winter (Angus and Robertson, 1988)
  • The 9 Lives of Balthazar illustrated by Donna Gynell (Houghton Mifflin Australia, 1989)
  • Bubba Finds a Home illustrated by Darren Green (Barnacle Publishing, 1989)
  • Pongo and the Bogmen illustrated by Darren Green (Barnacle Publishing, 1989)
  • Max Meets His Match illustrated by Darren Green (Barnacle Publishing, 1990)
  • The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels (Allen & Unwin, 1991) Winner, 1992 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Younger Readers, 1992 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Crichton Award Won by Kim Gamble for the illustrations
  • Ariel, Zed and the Secret Life (Allen & Unwin, 1992) Winner, 1993 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Diabetes Australia Alan Marshall Prize for Children's Literature
  • The Hottest Boy Who Ever Lived illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 1993)
  • Power to Burn (Allen & Unwin, 1995) Shortlisted, 1996 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, The Ethel Turner Prize for Children's Writing; Honour Book, 2000 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Older Readers
  • Madeline the Mermaid: And OTher Fishy Tales (Allen & Unwin, 1995)
  • Tashi with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & UNwin, 1995) Shortlisted, 1996 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Younger Readers
  • Tashi and the Giants with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 1995)
  • Tashi and the Ghosts with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 1996)
  • Dead Sailors Don't Bite (Allen & Unwin, 1996)
  • Tashi and the Genie with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 1997)
  • Snugglepot and Cuddlepie retold by Anna Fienberg and illustrated by Vicky Kitanov (Angus and Robertson, 1997)
  • Snugglepot and Cuddlepie at Sea retold by Anna Fienberg and illustrated by Vicky Kitanov (Angus and Robertson, 1997)
  • Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Go Home retold by Anna Fienberg and illustrated by Vicky Kitanov (Angus and Robertson, 1997)
  • Minto Goes Sailing illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 1998)
  • Minto Goes Flying illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 1998)
  • Tashi and the Baba Yaga with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 1998)
  • Tashi and the Demons with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 1999)
  • Minto Goes Driving illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 1999)
  • Borrowed Light (Allen & Unwin, 1999) Winner, 2001 TDK Australian Audio Book Awards for Young People, 2001 International Awards — American Library Association for Best Books For Young Adults; Honour Book, 2000 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Older Readers
  • Minto Goes Home illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2000)
  • Tashi and the Big Stinker with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2000)
  • Minto Goes Under illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2000)
  • Minto Goes Trucking illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2001)
  • The Witch in the Lake (Allen & Unwin, 2001) Shortlisted, 2001 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Young Adult Division Best Novel
  • Tashi and the Dancing Shoes with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2001)
  • Joseph illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2001) Shortlisted, 2002 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Younger Readers
  • The Big Big Big Book of Tashi with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2001) Winner, 2003 KOALA Awards for Younger Readers
  • Horrendo's Curse (Allen & Unwin, 2002) Honour Book, 2003 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Younger Readers
  • Tashi and the Haunted House with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2002) Winner, 2002 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Best Short Fiction
  • Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina retold be Anna Fienberg and illustrated by Mark Jackson and Heather Potter (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2002)
  • Tashi and the Royal Tomb with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2003) Shortlisted, 2003 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Short Fiction
  • Tashi Lost in the City with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2004)
  • There Once Was a Boy Called Tashi with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2004) Shortlisted, 2004 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Short Fiction
  • Tashi and the Forbidden Room with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2005)
  • Number 8 (Penguin, 2006)
  • Tashi and the Stolen Bus with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2006)
  • The Second Big Big Book of Tashi with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2006)
  • Tashi and the Mixed-Up Monster with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2007) Shortlisted, 2007 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Short Fiction
  • Tashi and the Phoenix with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2008) Shortlisted, 2008 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Best Illustrated Work/Picture Book
  • Escape (Bantam Books, 2009)
  • Tashi and the Golem with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2009) Winner, 2012 KOALA Awards for Younger Readers, 2012 COOL Award for Fiction for Younger Readers; Shortlisted 2009 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Best Illustrated Work/Picture Book, 2010 YABBA Fiction for Younger Readers Award, 2010 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards for Best Language Development Book for Lower Primary Children (2003-2013); Honour Book, 2010 KOALA Awards for Younger Readers
  • The Great Big Enormous Book of Tashi with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2010)
  • Louis Beside Himself (Allen & Unwin, 2012) Shortlisted, 2013 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards for Upper Primary
  • Figaro and Rumba and the Crocodile Cafe illustrated by Stephen Michael King (Allen & Unwin, 2012)
  • Horrendo's Curse: The Graphic Novel illustrated by Remy Simard (Allen & Unwin, 2013)
  • Once Tashi Met a Dragon with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2013)
  • Figaro and Rumba and the Cool Cats illustrated by Stephen Michael King (Allen & Unwin, 2013)
  • Tashi and the Wicked Magician and Other Stories with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2014)
  • Minto Goes! illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2015)
  • Tashi: 20th Anniversary Edition with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2015)
  • Tashi and the Golden Jawbone with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2015)
  • Tashi and the Magic Carpet with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2015)
  • Tashi and the Big Scoop with Barbara Fienberg and illustrated by Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin, 2015)
  • Wicked's Way (Allen & Unwin, 2016) Notable Book, 2017 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards
  • The Complete Adventures of Figaro and Rumba illustrated by Stephen Michael King (Allen & Unwin, 2017)
  • Tashi Storybook (Allen & Unwin, 2017)

FIRTH, Melissa

Melissa Firth was born in Auckland in 1972. She’s had short fiction and articles included in publications such as Sydney Morning Herald, Russh magazine and About.com. Her short story What is Yours won a prize in The Writers Bureau UK Short Story Competition in 2004. Melissa lives in Sydney, where she works as a user experience architect.
Twitter: @mslissa

Works

  • Fredrik Goes Bananas, Illustrated by Cheryl Orsini (Scholastic, 2009)
  • Red Plane to the Rescue (Scholastic, 2011)
  • Big Red Tractor Saves the Day (Scholastic, 2013)

FORD, Jaye

Jaye Ford is an internationally published suspense novelist. Her first book, Beyond Fear, was the highest-selling debut crime novel in Australia that year, and won two Davitt Awards for Australian women crime writers (Best Debut and Readers’ Choice). Her next three thrillers were also nominated for Davitt and Ned Kelly Awards (for Australian crime writers). Writing as Janette Paul, Jaye also writes romantic fiction.
www.jayefordauthor.com
Facebook: JayeFordauthor
Twitter: @JayeFordAuthor

Works

  • Beyond Fear (Bantam, 2011) Winner, 2012 Davitt Award for Best Debut Crime Novel; Joint Winner, 2012 Davitt Award Reader's Choice; Shortlisted, 2012 Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Novel; Nominated, 2011 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel; Finalist, Australian Romance Readers Awards for Favourite Romantic Suspense Novel
  • Scared Yet? (Bantam, 2012) Longlisted, 2013 Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Novel
  • Blood Secret (Bantam, 2013)
  • Just Breathe (Penguin Random House, 2013)
  • Already Dead (Bantam, 2014) Longlisted, 2015 Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Novel
  • Darkest Place (Bantam, 2016) Longlisted, 2017 Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Novel
  • Amber and Alice (Penguin Random House, 2017)

FORSTER, Kate

Kate Forster is an author and screenwriter. Trained in musical theatre at WAAPA, then moving into advertising and production after university, Kate has sold several TV concepts and had various works optioned by Australian and international production companies. Kate is currently writing to fulfill a new four-book deal over 2018/19 and is work-shopping a new TV script concept.
www.kateforster.com
kateforster.wordpress.com

Works

  • The Perfect Location (Penguin, 2009)
  • Close Up (Penguin, 2014)
  • The Perfect Retreat (Harper Collins, 2010)
  • Unlucky Break (Hardie Grant Egmont, 2013)
  • Head Over High Heels (Hardie Grant Egmont, 2013)
  • Piece of Cake (Hardie Grant Egmont, 2013)
  • Beauty and the Beat (Hardie Grant Egmont, 2013)
  • Twice Upon A Time (Hardie Grant Egmont, 2014)
  • Seduction (Penguin, 2013)
  • Picture Perfect (Harper Collins, 2011)
  • The Last Will and Testament of Daphné Le Marche (Mira, 2015)

Scriptwriting

  • Drop Dead Weird (Ambiance Entertainment, 2017) - 'The Irish Dance Champ', 'Lulu’s Date' & 'High on a Hill'

FORSYTH, Kate

Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel at the age of seven, and is now the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of almost forty, ranging from picture books to poetry to novels for both adults and children. She was recently voted one of Australia's Favourite 15 Novelists, and has been called 'one of the finest writers of this generation'. She is also an accredited master storyteller with the Australian Guild of Storytellers, and has told stories to both children and adults all over the world.
www.chainofcharms.com.au
www.kateforsyth.com.au
Twitter: @KateForsyth

Works

  • Dragonclaw (Arrow Books, 1997) Shortlisted, 1997 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Fantasy Division
  • The Pool of Two Moons (Arrow Books, 1998)
  • The Cursed Towers (Random House, 1999) Shortlisted, 1999 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Fantasy Division Best Novel
  • The Forbidden Land (Arrow Books, 2000)
  • The Skull of the World (Random House, 2001)
  • The Fathomless Caves (Random House, 2002)
  • The Starthorn Tree (Pan Macmillan, 2002) Shortlisted, 2002 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Young Adult Division Best Novel, 2005 One Book One Brisbane Award
  • Full Fathom Five (Flamingo, 2003)
  • The Tower of Ravens (Random House, 2004)
  • Radiance (Magellan Books, 2004)
  • The Shining City (Random House, 2005)
  • Dragon Gold (Pan Macmillan, 2005) Nominated, Speech Pathology Australia 2006 Book of the Year Awards, Best Language Development Book for Lower Primary Children
  • The Heart of Stars (Random House Australia, 2006)
  • The Gypsy Crown (Macmillan, 2006)
  • The Silver Horse (Pan Macmillan, 2006) Winner, 2007 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Children’s Division Long Fiction
  • Wishing for Trouble (Pan Macmillan, 2006)
  • The Herb of Grace (Pan Macmillan, 2007) Winner, 2007 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Children’s Division Long Fiction
  • I Am Illustrated by Rosalie Street (Pan Macmillan, 2007)
  • The Cat’s Eye Shell (Pan Macmillan, 2007) Winner, 2007 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Children’s Division Long Fiction
  • The Lightning Bolt (Pan Macmillan, 2007) Winner, 2007 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Children’s Division Long Fiction
  • The Butterfly in Amber (Pan Macmillan, 2007) Winner, 2007 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Children’s Division Long Fiction
  • Thomas Trew and the Klint-Kings Gold (Hodder Children’s Books, 2007)
  • Thomas Trew and the Selkie’s Curse (Hodder Children’s Books, 2007)
  • The Puzzle Ring (Pan Macmillan, 2009) Shortliste,: 2009 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Young Adult Division Best Novel
  • The Wildkin’s Curse (Pan Macmillan, 2010)
  • The Starkin Crown (Pan Macmillan, 2011)
  • Bitter Greens (Vintage Australia, 2012) Shortlisted, 2012 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Fantasy Division Best Novel; Honourable Mention, 2013 Norma K. Hemming Award
  • Grumpy Grandpa Illustrated by Annie White (Scholastic Australia, 2013)
  • The Wild Girl (Random House, 2013)
  • Dancing on Knives (Random House, 2014)
  • The Impossible Quest (Scholastic, 2014)
  • Escape from Wolfhaven Castle (Scholastic, 2014) Shortlisted, 2017 YABBA Fiction for Older Readers
  • Two Selkie Stories from Scotland Illustrated by Fiona MacDonald (Christmas Press, 2014)
  • Wolves of Witchwood (Scholastic, 2014)
  • The Beast’s Garden (Random House, 2015)
  • The Beast of Blackmoor Bog (Scholastic, 2015)
  • The Drowned Kingdom (Scholastic, 2015)
  • Battle of Heroes (Scholastic Australia, 2015)
  • The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythic Biography of the Maiden in the Tower (FableCroft Publishing,2016) Winner, 2017 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Convenors' Award, 2017 Ditmar Awards William Atheling Jr Award
  • Beauty in Thorns (Random House Australia, 2017)
  • The Silver Well with Kim Wilkins, (Ticonderoga Publications, 2017)

FOSTER, Chrissie

Chrissie Foster is a Melbourne mother whose story is told in the acclaimed memoir Hell on the Way to Heaven (with Paul Kennedy), published by Random House Australia, with Italian publication forthcoming.

Works

  • Hell on the Way to Heaven (Bantam, 2010)

FOSTER, Sara

Sara Foster is the bestselling author of three psychological suspense novels. Sara indulges her passion for travel as often as possible, and has taken extended trips to South America, Asia, and all around Australia. She writes for the up-and-coming female-friendly travel website Holiday Goddess, and is one of the contributors to their Handbag Guide on New York, Paris, London and Rome. She is also very proud to have been heavily involved in raising money for the charity War Child since 2003. Sara moved from the UK to Western Australia in 2004, where she lives with her husband and young daughter. She is currently undertaking her PhD at Curtin University.
www.sarafoster.com.au
Facebook: sarafosterwriter
Twitter: @SaraJFoster

Works

  • Come Back to Me (Bantam, 2010)
  • Beneath the Shadows (Bantam, 2011)
  • Shallow Breath (Bantam, 2012) Longlisted, 2013 Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Novel
  • All That is Lost Between Us (Simon & Schuster, 2016) Longlisted, 2017 Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Novel
  • The Hidden Hours (Simon & Schuster, 2017)

FOSTER BLAKE, Zoe

Zoë Foster is an author, journalist, blogger, relationship commentator and beauty expert. She writes a page (of nonsense) each week Sunday Style magazine, is the relationship columnist at Cosmopolitan magazine, and blogger behind fruitybeauty. Prior to this she was contributing editor of Mamamia, the editor-in-chief of beauty site PRIMPED, beauty director of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, and beauty and lifestyle director of Cosmopolitan magazine.
www.zoefoster.com.au
Twitter: @zotheysay

Works

  • Air Kisses (Michael Joseph, 2008)
  • Playing the Field (Michael Joseph, 2010)
  • Amazing Face (Penguin Radmon House, 2011)
  • Textbook Romance with Hamish Blake (Penguin Random House, 2011)
  • The Younger Man (Michael Joseph, 2012)
  • The Wrong Girl (Penguin Random House, 2014)
  • Amazinger Face (Penguin Random House, 2016)
  • No One Likes a Fart (Penguin Random House, 2017)

FOX, Kathryn

Kathryn Fox works as a family doctor, freelance medical journalist and editor. She has a special interest in forensic medicine and is a member of the Association of Forensic Physicians. Her debut crime novel Malicious Intent, featuring forensic pathologist Anya Crichton, was published by Pan Macmillan in 2004 and has been sold in the UK, Germany, France, Slovakia and Bulgaria. Since then, Kathryn has written six more novels in the 'Anya Crichton' series, including Without Consent, Skin and Bone, Bloodborn, Death Mask, Cold Grave and Fatal Impact. www.kathrynfox.com

Works

  • Malicious Intent (Pan Macmillan, 2004) Shortlisted, 2005 Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing for Best First Novel
  • Without Consent (Pan Macmillan, 2006)
  • Skin and Bone (Pan Macmillan, 2007) Nominated, 2008 Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing for Best Novel
  • Blood Born (Pan Macmillan, 2009) Shortlisted, 2010 Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Novel; Nominated, 2010 Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing for Best Novel
  • Death Mask (Pan Macmillan, 2010) Nominated, 2011 Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing for Best Novel
  • Cold Grave (Pan Macmillan, 2012) Shortlisted, 2013 Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Novel
  • Fatal Impact (Pan Macmillan, 2014) Shortlisted, 2014 Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing for Best Novel; Longlisted, 2015 Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Novel
  • Private Sydney with James Patterson (Penguin Random House, 2015)

FOX, Susi

Susi Fox studied Medicine/Arts at the University of Melbourne and is currently completing an Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT. She is the recipient of a 2014 Varuna Fellowship and was part of the 2015 QWC/Hachette Manuscript Development Program. She lives in Central Victoria, where she works as a GP. Mine is her first novel.

Works

  • Mine (Penguin Random House, forthcoming 2018)

FRANKLAND, Richard

Richard Frankland is one of Australia’s most experienced indigenous singer/songwriter film makers. In 1993 Richard co-wrote and directed his first documentary with John Foss entitled Songlines. Since then Richard has written, directed and produced a wide range of award winning video, documentary and film projects including. Richard has also written for and performed on stage. He wrote and directed the award-winning play Conversations with the Dead and his stage show An Evening with Richard Frankland was performed at the Sydney Opera House.
www.goldenseahorse.com.au

Works

  • Director, No Way to Forget (Golden Seahorse Productions, 1996)
  • Director, Harry's War (Golden Seahorse Productions, 1999) Winner, 2000 International Awards International Catholic Film Organisation Award, 2000 International Awards Hollywood Black Film Festival USA for Best Short Film
  • 'Conversations with the Dead' in Black Inside: 6 Indigenous Plays from Victoria with John Harding, Tammy Anderson, Tracey Rigney, Maryanne Sam, Jadah Milroy and Playbox Theatre (Currency Press, 2002) Runner-Up, The 2002 Kate CHallis RAKA Award
  • Director, The Circuit (Media World Pictures, 2007) Winner, 2007 Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards for Excellence in Film & Theatrical Score
  • Director, Double Trouble (CAAMA Productions, 2007)
  • Digger J. Jones (Scholastic Press, 2007) Nominated, 2007 Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards for Oustanding Achievement in Literature
  • Director, Stone Bros (Golden Seahorse Productions, 2009) Nominated, 2010 Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Film of the Year
  • Walking into the Bigness with Wayne Blair (NewSouth Books, 2017)

FRIEDMANN, Jessica

Jessica Friedmann is a writer and editor currently living in Canberra with her husband and young son. After graduating with an Honours Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne in 2010, she spent time at independent titles Going Down Swinging and Dumbo Feather, while continuing to publish fiction and feature writing. Her work addresses themes including her experience of severe postpartum depression as a new mother, and explores issues of class, race, gender and sexuality as well as motherhood, creativity and mental illness.

Works

  • Things That Helped: Essays (Scribe, 2017)

FREW, Peggy

Peggy Frew’s acclaimed second novel is Hope Farm, which won the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award and The Barbara Jefferis Award Winner. Her debut novel House of Sticks (Scribe) won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Her story ‘Home Visit’ won the Age short story competition, and her work has been published in Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings and The Big Issue. Peggy is a member of the award-winning Melbourne band Art of Fighting.

Works

  • House of Sticks (Scribe, 2010) Winner, 2010 VIC Premier's Literary Awards Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer; Shortlisted, 2012 NSW Premier's Literary Awards UTS Award for New Writing
  • Hope Farm (Scribe, 2015) Winner, 2016 Barbara Jefferis Award; Shortlisted, 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2016 Stella Prize; Longlisted, 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards Australian General Fiction Book of the Year, 2017 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

FUSSELL, Sandy

Sandy Fussell is a mum, a computer programmer and an author. To her surprise the three go together perfectly. Her books include the Samurai Kids series (the first title won an IBBY award and other two titles were CBC Notables), Polar Boy (shortlisted for CBCA Young Readers Book of the Year) and Jaguar Warrior. Sandy calls herself the “Cinderella author”, firmly convinced someone has waved a magic wand over her. Sometimes she worries the ball will end and she’ll turn back into a pumpkin. Sandy calls the Internet her “other home.”
Twitter: @sandyfussell
Facebook: Sandy Fussell, Sandy Fussell Author, Samurai Kids Series
Pinterest: sandyfussell
www.sandyfussell.com
www.samuraikids.com.au
www.sandyfussell.blogspot.com

Works

  • Ratbags (Aussie School Books, 2007)
  • White Crane (Walker, 2008)
  • Polar Boy (Walker, 2008) Shortlisted, 2009 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards for Younger Readers
  • Owl Ninja (Walker, 2008)
  • Shaolin Tiger (Walker, 2009) Shortlisted, 2010 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards for Best Language Development Book for Upper Primary Children
  • Monkey Fist (Walker, 2009)
  • Jaguar Warrior (Walker, 2010)
  • Fire Lizard (Walker, 2010)
  • Golden Bat (Walker, 2011)
  • Red Fox (Walker, 2012)
  • Black Tengu (Walker, 2013)
  • Sad, the Dog illustrated by Tull Suwannakit (Walker, 2015)