/ Rosanna Arciuli
Rosanna Arciuli has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years, starting off as a Sydney bookseller, moving to Penguin Books as a sales representative before working for an independent publisher in London. On her return from London, she worked with the merchandising divisions of ABC Enterprises and SOCOG. Rosanna then relocated back to […]
/ Jennifer Wong
Jennifer Wong is a comedian, writer, and former bookseller known for her bookishness and love of wordplay. She’s performed at arts and comedy festivals around the world, and her interviews with writers and artists can be heard on ABC RN’s Books & Arts and seen on ABC iview’s Bookish.
/ Kirsty Melville
Founding publisher of Simon & Schuster Australia, Kirsty Melville moved to the US in 1994 as Vice-President and Publisher for Ten Speed Press in Berkeley, California, and led in its transformation from a niche publishing company into an internationally recognized, award-winning publisher. She departed Ten Speed to work as Publisher for San Francisco’s University Games, […]
/ Per Henningsgaard
Dr Per Henningsgaard is a lecturer in professional writing and publishing at Curtin University. Prior to arriving in Perth, he was the director of the master’s degree in book publishing at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. His publications include ‘Kim Scott’s Publishing History in Three Contexts: Australian Aboriginal, National, and International’ in A Companion […]
/ Wenona Byrne
Wenona Byrne is the Head of Practice, Literature, at the Australia Council for the Arts. In this role she is responsible for overseeing the core grants program and other strategic initiatives that support the literary sector. Before joining the Council Wenona worked in publishing for 11 years, 9 years as Rights Manager with independent publisher […]
/ Alex Adsett
Alex Adsett is a literary agent and publishing consultant. As a consultant, Alex offers strategic and commercial contract advice to authors and publishers, helping them negotiate the sometimes fraught landscape of publishing agreements. As a literary agent, she represents exceptional manuscripts for all ages, with a focus on science fiction, fantasy, romance, and crime. She […]
/ Juliet Rogers
Juliet Rogers is the CEO of the Australian Society of Authors (ASA). She has had a long career in publishing, including Managing Director of Random House (NZ and Australia) and CEO of Murdoch Books. Before joining the ASA, she ran her own small publishing and consultancy business, The Wild Colonial Company. She has chaired Booksellers […]
/ Walter Mason
Walter Mason is a travel writer and blogger, and the author of Destination Saigon (2010) and Destination Cambodia (2013). He has trained in meditation traditions in Thailand, Taiwan, Cambodia and Vietnam, and teaches courses in Buddhist cultural history and the spiritual traditions of Vietnam.