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Jessa Crispin

Jessa Crispin is the editor and founder of the online magazines Bookslut – one of America’s very first book blogs – and the literary journal Spolia. She is the author of The Dead Ladies Project and The Creative Tarot, and has written for the New York Times, Guardian, Washington Post, Los Angeles Review of Books,, Chicago Sun-Times, and Architect Magazine, among other publications. She has …

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Micheline Lee

Micheline Lee’s novel, The Healing Party, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award; longlisted for the Voss prize; and shortlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award. Her essay, The Art of Dependency which speaks of her experience living with a disability, was selected for The Best Australian Essays 2017. Micheline lives with her partner and son in Melbourne. Born in Malaysia, she migrated to Australia when she was eight. She has worked as a human rights …

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Lauren Sams

Lauren Sams is the author of She’s Having Her Baby and Crazy Busy Guilty. She is a writer whose work has appeared in ELLE, marie claire, Cosmopolitan, Good Food, delicious, Sunday Style and Daily Life. She lives in Sydney with her husband, daughter and two dogs. 

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Anna Goldsworthy

Anna Goldsworthy is the author of Piano Lessons, Welcome to Your New Life and the Quarterly Essay Unfinished Business: Sex, Freedom and Misogyny. Her writing has appeared in the Monthly, the Age, the Australian, the Adelaide Review and The Best Australian Essays. She is also a concert pianist, with several recordings to her name.

Author photo by Nicholas Purcell.

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Kate Jennings

Kate Jennings is a poet, essayist, short-story writer and novelist. Both her novels, Snake and Moral Hazard, were New York Times Notable Books of the Year. She has won the ALS Gold Medal, the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and the Adelaide Festival fiction prize. Born in rural New South Wales, she has lived in New York since 1979.

Her most recent books are Stanley and Sophie, Quarterly Essay 32: American Revolution and Trouble: Evolution …

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Jenny Valentish

Jenny Valentish has been devoted to dancing around the void for many decades, first in the pub and then the boxing ring. The author of the acclaimed books Woman of Substances and Everything Harder Than Everyone Else, Jenny is a regular contributor to The Guardian and the ABC, and the former editor of Time Out Melbourne and Triple J’s Jmag

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