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Writers' Week Advisory Committee.

Dr Peter Goldsworthy AM (Chair)
Peter 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.

Professor Brian Castro
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 Adelaide.

Dr Delia Falconer

Delia 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.

Jason Lake
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
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.

Carol Treloar
Carol 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 (1984-2007).
Carol 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.


Sean Williams

#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.

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