Non Fiction Writers

Monday, 18 February 2019 16:07

Michael Thornton

mhtMichael Thornton has been a jackaroo, a journalist, a boarding school housemasteradvisory board member, a consultant, a columnist, a volunteer and a small acre farmer. After completing agricultural college, he became honorary director of the Glenormiston Foundation, which led to a career in raising money professionally for schools, colleges and tertiary institutions. In 2010, Michael volunteered for six months with a street kids’ charity in Hanoi, Vietnam -- Blue Dragon Children's Foundation -- through Australian Volunteers International (AVI), where he worked on communications and fundraising. The Foundation has supported nearly 2,000 kids and has more than 80 staff. Upon returning home from Vietnam, he became director of Advancement (alumni relations, events and philanthropic fundraising) at Melbourne Business School.

Michael's first book, JACKAROO: A Memoir, was published in June 2011. His second book, 27 Days a Pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, is based on his experience walking the Spanish Camino de Santiago de Compostela pilgrim trek in October 2013.
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Monday, 18 February 2019 10:38

Kerry Cue and Doris Brett

doris brett pickerry cue picThe Sunday Story Club will be published in July 2019 by Pan Macmillan in Australia

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Doris Brett is a clinical psychologist, award-winning poet and critically acclaimed memoirist. She has published seven books, ranging through a variety of genres.

Kerry Cue is the author of over 20 books and has written columns for every major Australian Newspaper. She is also a maths blogger and spoke at the International Congress of Mathematical Education in Hamburg in 2016.

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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 10:50

Koraly Dimitriadis

koraly dimitriadis.jpg Koraly Dimitriadis is a Cypriot-Australian poet, writer, actor and performer. She is the author of the controversial Love and F**k Poems which was translated into Greek as Ποιήματα για Αγάπη και για Γαμήσι and published by ΑΣΤΑΜΑΝ in 2014 to rave reviews and debate, with European English and Greek rights sold in 2015 to Honest Publishing (UK). 

Koraly is a freelance opinion writer and has contributed to publications such as Daily LifeRendezview, SBS, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Saturday Paper, The Vocal,, New Matilda, ABC The Drum, Overland and MeanjinHer literary work has appeared in publications such as SoutherlyBlue Dog, [Untitled], Short and Twisted, Social Alternatives, Etchings, Unusual Works, Offset, The Green Fuse, Page 17 and others. Her writing has been broadcast on radio and has scrolled on Melbourne's Federation square wall. In 2009 Koraly was awarded a place in the Overland masterclass for her short-story 'The Recipe' which then went on to be longlisted in the FISH Prize in Ireland. In 2017 Koraly was awarded a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship for her unpublished novel which was also longlisted previously for the Hachette manuscript program. 

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00

Andrew Marmont

Non-Fiction Writer

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Andrew Marmont was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and is a freelance sports journalist, ghostwriter and copywriter based in Melbourne, Australia. His work has appeared in Fairfax Media, Inside Sport, The New Daily and Andrew has loved sport from an early age, frequently airing his views on NZ's Radio Sport as a boy. His first interview was Sir Edmund Hillary at the age of 13.

His first book, Their Finest Hour - A History of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 Matches was published by ABC Books in July 2017. He is working on a book about T20 Cricket.

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015 00:00

Barry Hill


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Barry Hill, award winning poet, non-fiction author and essayist, was short listed for the 2009 Melbourne prize for literature. Barry's latest book, Reason and Lovelessness, Essays, Encounters, Reviews 1980-2017 was published in March 2018 by Monash University Press. 

"Barry Hill’s collection of essays from the last four decades is commanding and impressive. Few could match his range of subjects: from Tagore to John Berger, Lucian Freud to Christina Stead – all, for the most part, carried off with aplomb."

~ Patrick McCaughey, Australian Book Review

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00

Kevin Hart

Poet, Non-Fiction Writer

hartKevin Hart was born in the UK in 1954, and grew up in London and Brisbane. He was educated at the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne. An award winning poet, he is the Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Christian Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. He has written extensively on critical theory, modern poetry and eighteenth century literature.

Kevin Hart's latest book of poetry. Barefoot, was published in February 2018 by Notre Dame Press.

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00

Kevin Walsh

Adult Non-Fiction AuthorWaterwise Plants and Gardening Front Cover

Kevin Walsh is known as a garden designer, horticulturist and writer. His latest book, Waterwise Plants and Gardening combines the contents of his best selling books Waterwise Gardening and Waterwise Plants. The new edition includes many colour photographs, easy to follow text and diagrams so that you can pick up handy hints, plan changes to your garden's layout, get into the finer points of setting up a tank and using grey water as well as learn about waterwise plants suited to your gardening conditions. Kevin lives in Castlemaine with his wife and two children. He was a finalist in the 2006 Savewater Awards in the "Individual Action" category, for his contribution to the education of home gardeners and horticultural professionals on waterwise gardening. He has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Horticulture) from the VCAH Burnley, as well as a Trade Certificate in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in writing.

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00

Paul Valent

valentNon-Fiction Writer

Paul Valent was born in Bratislava, Slovakia, in 1938. He survived the Holocaust in Hungary and in 1949 he and his parents migrated to Australia. Valent studied medicine in Melbourne (1956-1962). He graduated as a psychiatrist in London in 1966. 1967-70 he worked in Israel where he researched the psychological effects of the Six Day War. Back in Australia, from 1971 to 1996 Valent worked as a consultant psychiatrist, mostly in emergency departments at Prince Henry's Hospital and Monash Medical Centre.

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00

Shane Horsburgh & Jason K Foster


Former SWAT team leader and Commando trainer, Shane Horsburgh, with Jason K Foster, had his first book Fighting Blind, published with Allen & Unwin in 2012. Fighting Blind details Shane’s time in Baghdad working for the US department of Defense, training commandos for the post-Saddam Iraqi police force. Shane must endure intense physical and mental stress brought on by rogue insurgents, mortar attacks, roadside bombs and fifty-degree heat, doing his best to survive while staying focused on the job. However it his brief encounter with an elderly Iraqi man, known as the Professor, that will prove to change his life.

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00

Shirley Hardy-Rix

hardy-rixNon-Fiction Writer

Shirley Hardy-Rix began work in mainstream media as soon as she left school, spending eight years reporting crime and courts on television and radio.

Shirley’s first book, Cops, Crooks and Catastrophes, was published in 1992. She then published A History - The Tin Shed and Beyond, an anecdotal history that traces the growth of the Watsonia RSL Sub-branch from its humble beginnings. She co-authored True Blue: Stories of Bravery from Victorian Police with Chief Inspector Ralph Stavely.

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