Proud Wiradjuri woman Anita Heiss is a prolific writer of fiction (including children's literature), poetry and non-fiction. She was recently appointment Professor of Communication at The University of Queensland, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.
Melissa Lucashenko is a multi-award winning Bundjalung novelist from Brisbane. She is a Walkley Award winner for her non-fiction writing and a founding member of human rights group Sisters Inside. She is also writer of fiction (including young adult fiction), poetry and short stories, and is a regular contributor to the Griffith Review.
Kerry Kilner is Director of AustLit. Kerry is also a UQ Research Fellow at The University of Queensland, and was recently appointed the Reconciliation Action Plan Coordinator at UQ.
She is the coordinator of BlackWords and the leader of the Australian Drama Archive. Kerry was also associate editor of what was most probably the last print edition of a nation's literature, The Bibliography of Australian Literature (2002-2008). Her research interests include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writing, Australian theatre, bibliography, book history, women’s history and digital humanities.
Visit her AustLit record.
Lindsay Williams has been an educator for 35 years. Known as the English Guru via his company Wordsmart Consulting, he has worked in teacher Professional Development with a focus on helping students to become more effective readers and writers. In this world, he travels all over Queensland and makes occasional forays interstate.
Cassandra is a Prep Teacher at Goodna State School.
Catriona Mills is a researcher with AustLit, for which she has worked since 2010. A graduate of Macquarie University and The University of Queensland, she has published on nineteenth-century popular periodicals, authorship attribution in the early Australian press, steampunk's problematic relationship with empire, and Doctor Who.
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