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Librarian and Honorary Senior Research Fellow in English at Flinders
University. Her publications include V.S. Naipaul,
Man and Writer (2006) and J.M. Coetzee and the Power of
Narrative (2010). She is the General Editor of the journal
Transnational Literature and a regular book reviewer for
Australian Book Review.
teaches at the Universities of Central Lancashire, Edge Hill and
Salford, UK. He is the author of Post-War British Women Novelists
and the Canon (2010), and articles on Iris Murdoch and realism
in contemporary fiction. He has reviewed for the Times Literary
Supplement and is currently working on projects on the literary
prize, and Barbara Pym.
is an award winning interviewer and novelist. She is a Senior Lecturer
in Literary Studies and Creative Writing at Deakin University. Her
book of interviews with American public intellectuals, entitled
In So Many Words, is forthcoming from Australian Scholarly
Press. It includes interviews with Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Harold
Bloom, Camille Paglia and Stephen Greenblatt. She is currently interviewing
several Australian publishers for a suite of interviews for Australian
David Attwell is Professor of Modern Literature
at the University of York, with interests in postcolonial studies,
South African and anglophone African literatures, especially J.
M. Coetzee. With Derek Attridge he has recently co-edited The
Cambridge History of South African Literature.
Lisa Bennett is
a Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Flinders University,
South Australia. Writing as Lisa L. Hannett, she
has had 50 short stories published since 2008, several of which
have won national speculative fiction awards in Australia. Her first
collection, Bluegrass Symphony, was nominated for a World
Helen Carr is Emeritus
Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature,
Goldsmiths, University of London, and a co-editor of the journal,
Women: A Cultural Review. Among her recent publications
are a group biography, The Verse Revolutionaries: Ezra Pound,
H.D and the Imagists, and the second edition of her Jean Rhys.
Helen Day is a
Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire. She teaches
children's literature and runs the MA Writing for Children. Her
current research is exploring unreliable and lying narrators in
young adult fiction. You can contact her on HFDay@uclan.ac.uk
Duncker is the author of five novels and two collections
of short fiction including Hallucinating Foucault (1996),
winner of the McKitterick Prize and the Dillons First Fiction Award,
and Miss Webster and Chérif (2006) shortlisted for the
Commonwealth Writers Prize, 2007. Her fifth novel, The Strange
Case of the Composer and his Judge (Bloomsbury, 2010), was
shortlisted for the CWA Golden Dagger award for the Best Crime Novel
of the Year. Her critical work includes a collection of essays on
writing, theory and contemporary literature, Writing on the
Wall (2002). She is Professor of Contemporary Literature at
the University of Manchester.
Fairbairns’ novels include Benefits, Closing,
Here Today and Other Names. Her short stories
have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and published in her collection
How Do You Pronounce Nulliparous? She teaches creative
writing at the City Lit in London and writes features for Newbooks
magazine, including interviews with Carol Ann Duffy, Sue Townsend
and Gyles Brandreth. Zoe’s most recent book is Write Short Stories
and Get Them Published: Teach Yourself.
Diana Glenn is
Dean of the School of Humanities and Creative Arts at Flinders University.
She is the author of Dante’s Reforming Mission and Women
in the Comedy (2008) and has published numerous scholarly articles
nationally and internationally. She has jointly edited the following
volumes: Dante Colloquia in Australia 1982-1999 (2000);
Flinders Dante Conferences 2002 & 2004 (2005);
Imagining Home: Migrants and the search for a new belonging
(2011); The Shadow of the Precursor (2012); and ‘Legato
con amore in un volume’: Essays in Honour of John A. Scott
Poet, novelist and critic
Tabish Khair was born and educated in Gaya, India, and
is now based in Denmark. His previous novel, The Thing About
Thugs (2010) was shortlisted for five awards, including the
Man Asian. His latest novel is How to Fight Islamist Terror
from the Missionary Position (2012/13).
is Associate Professor of English at Monash University, Australia.
While her current research project is on South Asian literary aesthetic
heritages, she has published 15 books including the Oxford Classics
Reissues series of Indian women's writing in English, 3 novels and
a book of short stories.
Sudesh Mishra is
the author of four books of poems, including Tandava (Meanjin
Press) and Diaspora and the Difficult Art of Dying (Otago
UP), two critical monographs, Preparing Faces: Modernism and
Indian Poetry in English (Flinders University and USP) and
Diaspora Criticism (Edinburgh UP), two plays, Ferringhi
and The International Dateline (Institute of Pacific
Studies, Suva), and several short stories. His work has appeared
in Nuanua: Pacific Writing in English since 1980, The
Indigo Book of Modern Australian Sonnets, Lines Review:
Twelve Modern Young Indian Poets, Over There: Poems from
Singapore and Australia, Sixty Indian Poets, The
Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poetry, The HarperCollins
Book of English Poetry, The World Record and Concert
of Voices: An Anthology of World Writing in English. He is
Professor in Literature, Language and Linguistics at the University
of the South Pacific.
is a poet, novelist and librettist, probably best known for his
two memoirs, And When Did You Last See Your Father? and
Things My Mother Never Told Me. His poetry includes the
collection The Ballad of the Yorkshire Ripper, and he also
published an account of the Bulger murder case, As If.
He has adapted several plays for the Northern Broadsides theatre
company; collaborated with the composer Gavin Bryars on two operas
and a song cycle; and published three novels, The Justification
of Johann Gutenberg, South of the River and The
Last Weekend. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Goldsmiths
a Lecturer in English Literature & Cultural History at Liverpool
John Moores University. Her research covers Victorian and neo-Victorian
literature and culture, contemporary women’s fiction, and cultural
histories of women and gender from the nineteenth century through
to the present day. She is a member of the Journal of Gender
Studies editorial board, an executive committee member of the
Contemporary Women's Writing Association (CWWA), and she blogs at
http://www.nadinemuller.org.uk, where she also runs The New
Emma Parker is
a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Leicester. She
has published widely on contemporary literature and is co-editor
of the journal Contemporary Women’s Writing, co-editor
of The History of British Women’s Writing, 1970-Present Day(forthcoming,
Palgrave 2014), and editor of Contemporary British Women Writers
(The English Association, 2004).
research focuses on political satire, especially current Australian
political cartoons and early eighteenth-century literature. He is
Chair of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas, and has a particular interest
in the quality of public language and in writers' festivals. Robert
is Deputy Dean of the School of Humanities and Creative Arts at
Rosoff was born in Boston, educated at Harvard and
St Martin's College of Art, and moved to England permanently in
1989. She worked in publishing, journalism, politics and advertising
before writing How I Live Now (released in 2013 as a feature
film directed by Kevin MacDonald and starring Saoirse Ronan). Her
books have won or been shortlisted for 18 international book prizes,
including the Carnegie medal and the Orange first novel prize. Picture
Me Gone, her sixth novel, was published in 2013. She lives
in London with her husband and daughter.
David Sornig is
an Australian writer of fiction, non-fiction and literary reviews.
His novel Spiel was published in 2009 by UWAP and his book
reviews appear regularly in the Melbourne Review. He has
lectured in creative writing at Victoria University (2005-2009)
and Flinders University (2009-2012).
Craig Taylor is
is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Director of the Flinders Institute
for Research in the Humanities at Flinders University. He is the
author of Sympathy: A Philosophical Analysis (2002), Moralism:
A Study of a Vice (2012), and co-editor of Hume and the
Enlightenment (2011). He is currently editing a book entitled
A Sense for Humanity: The Ethical Thought of Raimond Gaita,
forthcoming with Monash University Publishing.
is the author of four novels and a book of non-fiction, and editor
of the bimonthly magazine, The Writer's Room Interviews.
She has a masters degree in creative arts from the University of
Technology, Sydney and her PhD in progress (University of New South
Wales) is focusing on the psychology of literary creativity. Her
latest novel is Animal People (2011).
is an Associate Lecturer at Edge Hill University. She obtained
her PhD from Lancaster University for an AHRC funded study of
neo-Victorian fiction. She has published essays in the journal,
Neo Victorian Studies and in recent edited collections.
Her book entitled Epistolary Encounters in Neo-Victorian Fiction:
Diaries and Letters will be published by Palgrave Macmillan
in January 2014.
Shannon Burns is
a writer, reviewer, occasional interviewer and sometimes-lecturer
in English and Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide.
is a Senior Lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Her research is in the fields of women’s writing, feminist literary
theory, theories of reading and the reader, the contemporary novel
and book cultures. She is currently working on a project that interrogates
the relationships between reading, gender and space/place via the
analysis of women writers’ fictional evocations of reading groups.
Amy T. Matthews is
a novelist and academic. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at
Flinders University and a Research Fellow in the Discipline of English
& Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide.
Frances White is
Assistant Director of the Centre for Iris Murdoch Studies, Kingston
University and Assistant Editor of The Iris Murdoch Review,
Kingston University Press.