Writers Talk

typewriter and photos of the 12 authors featured in Writers Talk Tara June Winch Ross Gittens Anita Heiss John Boyne Alison Lester Andy Griffiths William Dalrymple Meg Rosoff Peter FitzSimons Jacqueline Wilson Larissa Behrandt JC Burke
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JC Burke is a Sydney writer and the author of five books for teen readers. She was awarded the CBC Award for Older Readers for The Story of Tom Brennan in 2006.

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Larissa Behrendt won the 2005 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for her novel Home. She is Professor of Law and Indigenous Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney.

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Ross Gittins is an economics editor and journalist. He writes about economics in a relevant, accessible and interesting manner.

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Tara June Winch is of Wiradjuri, Afghan and English heritage. Her collection of short stories Swallow the Air was awarded the Victorian Premier's Literary Award.

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Peter FitzSimons is a popular newspaper columnists, broadcaster and author of 17 books, including biographies of Nancy Wake and Steve Waugh. His latest book is Tobruk.

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Jacqueline Wilson is an award winning author of over 80 books mainly for children and teenagers. She writes witty and realistic stories about the problems children face in their daily lives.

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Anita Heiss of the Wiradjuri nation is a writer, poet, activist, social commentator and academic.

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John Boyne is an Irish writer and author of four novels and the award winning children's book The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

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Meg Rosoff is the British author of the bestselling book How I Live Now, which focuses on the lives of children and adolescents in the age of terrorism.

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William Dalrymple is a highly acclaimed British writer, historian and media presenter. His latest book, The Last Mughal, is the first English account of the last Indian emperor.

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Andy Griffiths is the popular Australian children's author of fifteen books including creative writing textbooks and a parent's guide for creating a healthier lifestyle for their children.

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Alison Lester is an award-winning author and illustrator of over 25 picture books. Her bestselling book Are We There Yet? won the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award 2005.

New South Wales Department of Education Centre for Learning Innovation Sydney Writers' Festival