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This novel portrays life in the precariously-settled coastal town of Desperance, centring on the Phantom family’s battles with the renegade Eastend mob and the white officials of Uptown and the neighbouring Gurfurrit mine.
Lucy Estela’s love of writing became apparent as early as age seven when she began writing and illustrating a multitude of storybooks and newspaper columns that were printed up at home and forced upon her family. Since then she has taken a fascinating path towards publishing her first book. Her university degree focused on languages […]
Matt Ottley is a multi-modal artist working across the fields of visual arts, music and literature. He is an award-winning picture book writer and illustrator, with 25 picture books published. He spent his childhood in Papua New Guinea, and has travelled widely throughout Australia and the world. As a teenager and during his early twenties […]
David Metzenthen lives in and loves Melbourne. He was an advertising copywriter and a builder’s labourer before turning to fiction. He tries to surf, fly-fish, and is a keen environmentalist. The natural world is where he likes to spend his time, and he endeavours to write books that are thoughtful and well-crafted. David is married […]
Michael Camilleri is a Melbourne artist who creates books, comics and visual theatre. His illustration work features in The Devil You Know by Leonie Norrington and on the album art and accompanying picture book for Martin Martini’s Vienna 1913. He lives with his partner Katherine and their son Ruben. Photo courtesy of Allen & Unwin
Vikki Wakefield writes realist fiction for young adults. Her work explores coming-of-age, family, class, relationships and the lives of contemporary teens. Her novels All I Ever Wanted, Friday Brown, Inbetween Days and Ballad for a Mad Girl have been shortlisted for numerous awards. Vikki lives in Adelaide, Australia. Photo courtesy of Text Publishing
Michelle Law is a writer with experience in journalism, screenwriting and playwriting. She wrote the highly acclaimed play Single Asian Female – commissioned by La Boite – which earned a 5-star Guardian review before transferring to a sold-out season at Belvoir St Theatre in 2018. Michelle has presented a TEDx talk and is a prolific […]