Herkunft: Australia

Gary Lonesborough

Gary Lonesborough, an acclaimed Yuin writer, was born in 1995 in Bega, situated on the Far South Coast of New South Wales. A member of a large Aboriginal family, his diverse career spans various sectors: Aboriginal health, child protection, the disability sector, youth justice, and the film industry, where he

Bobo Lo

is an independent international relations analyst and Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis [CEPA] in Washington DC, and an Associate Research Fellow at the French Institute of International Relations [IFRI]. Previously, he was Head of the Russia

Ursula Dubosarsky

Ursula Dubosarsky was born in 1961 as the third child of a literary family in Sydney. She already wanted to be an author at the age of six. At Sydney University she studied English and other languages including Old Icelandic, Latin and Greek. After graduating, she moved to Canberra, spent

Tony Birch

Tony Birch grew up in Melbourne. Expelled from several schools as an adolescent, he did not graduate until later. Enthusiastic about literature, he decided to study at the University of Melbourne, where he has now been teaching courses in creative writing at the School of Culture and Communication for more

Tom Keneally

Thomas Michael Keneally was born in Sydney in 1935. He spent his childhood and youth in different boroughs of the Australian metropolis, and in Kempsey, New South Wales. As a student he dreamt of being a defence player in the national Rugby team, and of receiving the Nobel Prize in

Tara June Winch

Tara June Winch was born in Wollongong, Australia, in 1983. Her father is a member of the Wiradjuri nation in New South Wales. In 2004 she was awarded the David Unaipon Award for indigenous writers for a then unpublished version of her first novel »Swallow the Air« (2006). The novel

Susanne Schmeidl

born in Lindenberg (im Allgau) in 1965; educated in Germany, the US and Canada, she received a PhD in Political Sociology from The Ohio State University (US).  She is a transdisciplinary scholar-practitioner with nearly three decades of experience working at the intersection of conflict, peace and development. Between 2002 and 2014

Sonya Hartnett

Sonya Hartnett was born in 1968 in Melbourne, Australia where she still lives today.  The media specialist published her first novel, ‘Trouble All the Way’ at the age of 15 and has written around twenty variously pr ize-winning novels since then which have received several pr izes. For her young

Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan, born in Perth in 1974, is an award-winning artist with a great reputation not only in his home country, but also abroad. When he was young, he began drawing science fiction and horror stories for magazines. Later, he studied art and English literature at the University of Western

Robert Gray

The poet Robert Gray was born in Port Macquarie, Australia, in 1945 and grew up on the coast of New South Wales. Due to the diagnosis of a life-threatening heart condition, which turned out to be mistaken, he stopped going to school. He became a journalist and began writing poems.

Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan was born in 1961 in the town of Longford, Tasmania, Australia, Flanagan grew up in the mining town of Rosebery and got his B.A. from the University of Tasmania. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Worcester College, Oxford, where he graduated with a Master of Letters in

Philip Gwynne

Philip Gwynne was born in 1958 in Melbourne and grew up with seven brothers and sisters in South Australia where his stories about Blacky, Dumby Red and Clarence are also set. Philip Gwynne has had many diverse professions.  Before he started writing, he was a professional ‘Australian Rules’ footballer. When