Alison Lester

Alison Lester is one of Australia's most beloved children's authors. Alison grew up on a farm overlooking the sea and first rode a horse as a baby in her father’s arms. She still lives in the country and rides her horse Woollyfoot, whenever she can. Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging …

Alice Pung

Alice was born in Footscray, Victoria, a month after her parents Kuan and Kien arrived in Australia. Alice’s father, Kuan - a survivor of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime - named her after Lewis Carroll’s character because after surviving the Killing Fields, he thought Australia was a Wonderland. Alice is the oldest of four - …

Ahmad Fuadi

A writer, novelist and social entrepreneur. His debut novel Negeri 5 Menara (The Land of 5 Towers) broke the publisher’s sales record (Gramedia Pustaka Utama) for the last 37 years. Negeri 5 Menara is the first part of the Negeri 5 Menara trilogy, followed by Ranah 3 Warna (The Earth of 3 Colors), and Rantau …

Agus Rois

Agus Rois was born January 26th 1983 in Cirebon, West Java. He attended Sebelas Maret University, Padjadjaran University and STF Driyarkara without completing his studies. In 2003 he continued his education in Philosophy at Gadja Mada University, graduating in 2012. While a student in Yogyakarta, he was active with the student newspaper Balairung and the …

Adrian Vickers

Professor Vickers researches and publishes on the cultural history of Southeast Asia. His research utilises expertise in the Indonesian language as well as drawing on sources in Balinese, Kawi (Old and Middle Javanese) and Dutch. He has held a series of Australian Research Council grants (Discovery and Linkage), the most recent looking at modern and …

Adimas Immanuel

Adimas Immanuel is an Indonesian poet. He was born in Solo, Central Java, 1991. His poems have been published in various mass media such as Kompas, Tempo, and Suara Merdeka. He has published some poem collection books: Empat Cangkir Kenangan (Serba Indie, 2012), Pelesir Mimpi (katabergerak, 2013) and Di Hadapan Rahasia (Gramedia Pustaka Utama, 2016). In 2014, …

Adib Khan

Adib Khan is an Australian novelist of Bangladeshi origin. He moved to Australia in 1973 and obtained an MA from Monash University in 1976. He taught creative writing at Ballarat University, and in 2007 returned to Monash to pursue a PhD. Khan started writing in his 40s and has published five novels. His first novel, …

Benny Arnas

Benny Arnas started writing on 2008. He was very obsesive to have a book. He made it on 2009, entitled “Meminang Fatimah”. Something like manuscript. He arranged and edited it by himself. It was just printed for 25 eks. Shortly, he never regards it as his book formally. But, it doesnt mean that he doesn’t …