Goldsworthy AM (Chair)
Goldsworthy divides his time
equally between writing and medicine. Among his numerous literary awards across
many genres are the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, a Helpmann Award for Best New
Work, the Australian Bicentennial Poetry Prize, and the FAW Christina Stead
Prize for fiction. His novels have been
translated into many languages, four have been adapted for stage and five are
currently being adapted for film. His most recent book is the collection of
short stories, Gravel.
Brian Castro is the author of nine novels, including
the multi award-winning Double-Wolf and Shanghai Dancing. His
novels have been translated into French, German and Chinese. He has also
published a volume of essays. His latest novel is The Bath Fugues (Giramondo),
which was short-listed for four prizes, including the Miles Franklin Literary
Award. He holds the Chair in Creative Writing at the University of
Dr Delia Falconer
Falconer, a novelist, essayist, and critic, lives in Sydney. She is the
author of two works of fiction, The
Service of Clouds and The Lost
Thoughts of Soldiers (reissued in paperback as The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers and Selected
Stories), both published in Australia by Picador. These have been
shortlisted for major Australian and international prizes, including the Miles
Franklin. Her latest book Sydney
(New South Press) is a personal memoir of her home town. She is also the
editor of The Penguin Book of the Road
and Best Australian Stories 2008 and 2009. She holds a PhD in English
literature and Cultural Studies from the University of Melbourne, and teaches
in Creative Practices at UTS.
Dr Kerryn Goldsworthy
Kerryn Goldsworthy is a freelance writer and former academic who has served on
many boards and committees in connection with books and writing, including the
judging panels for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Commonwealth
Writers' Prize. She has written two books and edited four, and was a member of
the national editorial team that produced The
Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature. She has been a regular
weekly reviewer of fiction for The Sydney
Morning Herald for almost four years, and is currently writing a book about
Adelaide for the NewSouthBooks series on Australian capital cities.
Jack Kerouac & J D Salinger saved Jason from a life as a mediocre
out of work actor and gave him a life of books.
He started out nearly 20 years ago working the 6 till midnight shift at The
Third World Bookstore, moved across the road to Imprints a couple of years
later and has been selling books on Hindley Street ever since. This will be
Jason's third Writers' Week as an advisory committee member and he is very
excited about its future.
Melissa Lucashenko is an award-winning novelist who
lives between Brisbane and the Bundjalung nation. Her writing explores the
stories and passions of ordinary Australians with particular reference to
Aboriginal people and others living around the margins of the First World.
Melissa is currently working on Mullumbimby,
a contemporary novel of romantic love and cultural warfare set in a remote NSW
valley. Mullumbimby will be published
by University of Queensland press in the next twelve months. Melissa has been
an independent screenplay assessor for Screen NSW and Screen Tasmania for
nearly a decade. In 2010 Melissa is working for the National Indigenous
Knowledge Centre project, a federal government initiative. Her website is at www.melissalucashenko.com.au
Dr Nick Prescott
Nick Prescott has spent the entirety of
his working life in the Arts and Education sectors. Nick has taught as a
University Lecturer in literature and film since 1997, as well as teaching at
Adelaide and Flinders Universities. He has been a guest lecturer for numerous
other institutions. Nick holds a Doctorate in Literature, and has written for
journals like the Australian Book Review
and the Independent Weekly, has been
ABC Radio SA's weekly film reviewer since 2003, has served on the FIPRESCI jury
for the Sydney Film Festival, and is a member of the Film Critics Circle of
Australia and the Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique.
Nick frequently chairs Adelaide Q&A sessions with visiting screenwriters,
directors, producers and actors. He has been a member of the Adelaide Writers'
Week Advisory Committee since 2006.
Treloar reviewed literature for Australian newspapers and journals from 1975
until the early 1990s. A one time teaching fellow in the English Department at
Sydney University (1973 - 5), she was also a senior journalist with the
Australian Financial Review (1979-84), and SA Government executive variously in
women's, federalism and the arts
was a member of the Writers' Week Committee (1986-94), a board member of the SA
Film Corporation, judge of the Festival of Awards of Literature and was
appointed to the board of the Adelaide Festival Corporation in July 2008.
#1 New York Times-bestselling
author, Sean Williams has been called "the premier Australian speculative
fiction writer of the age" for the diversity of his output, which spans
fantasy, science fiction, horror, and even the odd poem. He has published
thirty-five novels and seventy-five short stories. These include works for
adults (Philip K Dick Award-nominated Saturn Returns, Ditmar and
Aurealis Award-winning The Crooked Letter), young adults (Locus-recommended
The Storm Weaver & the Sand) and children (multiple award-nominee The
Changeling, and the Troubletwister series co-written with Garth Nix). As
well as the AWW Advisory Committee, he has served with the SA Writers' Centre,
the Australia Council, Arts SA, the Big Book Club Inc, the Australian Society
of Authors, and the premier international representational body of speculative
fiction writers, SFWA.