David Metzenthen

David Metzenthen

My view of the world when I was young was that it was a place of adventure. This remains true. I write because I imagine, hear or see things that I feel someone could benefit from me writing about them. Egotistical and irrational, of course, but that’s the fiction writer’s curse.

Tim Gurry

Tim Gurry

Working out ways to share resources and acknowledge the contributions of peers and competitors are all important strategies for the future success of publishing in its myriad formats.

Anita Heiss

Anita Heiss

I want to create resources that encourage young Aboriginal people to read. I think it’s important Aboriginal people today can see themselves in the Australian literary landscape.

John Wolseley [Photo © Bryan Sun]

John Wolseley

I keep creating because I have this passion to reveal the power and beauty of nature.

Photo by Bryan Sun

Criss Canning [Photo © Bryan Sun]

Criss Canning

Artists in general go through many tough and challenging years, refining and developing their art, making it their own. It should not be treated as ‘easy prey’ for others to profit from. It should be respected.

Photo by Bryan Sun

Image Credit: Sample book artwork spreads designed by Joanna Hunt for Allen & Unwin / Tjanpi (November 2019). Stills are from the Tjanpi Desert Weavers stop-motion animation Ngayuku Papa (My Dog): Bluey and Big Boy; story & narration by Maureen Butler, directed by Jonathan Daw and Maureen Butler, 2018.

Image Credit: 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist. Book covers supplied.

Image Credit: Aboriginal artist Elton Wirri. Photo by Guy Louanglath.

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