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Mireille Juchau is a novelist, essayist and critic. Her third novel, The World Without Us, won the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. Her essays, reviews and short fiction are widely published, most recently in The Monthly, newyorker.com, Tablet, Sydney Review of Books, Best Australian Essays and LA Review of Books. She has taught at several universities and in the community and has a PhD in literature. Mireille has also worked as an editor, at HEAT Magazine, RealTime and on several other publications.
Personal website: www.mireillejuchau.com
Felicity Castagna’s first book was a collection of stories, Small Indiscretions: Stories of Travel in Asia. It was followed up with a YA novel set in Parramatta, The Incredible Here and Now, which won the Prime Minister’s Literature Award in 2014. She currently teaches creative writing all around Australia. She is also the founding director of the literary organisation, Finishing School (For Badass Ladies Writing Brilliant Books) and curates Studio Stories – a regular writers’ events at Parramatta Artists Studios. Felicity turned The Incredible Here and Now into a play that premiered at The National Theatre of Parramatta in 2017. Her work has been produced for ABC Radio National and ABC television and has appeared in publications such as Heat, The Age, The Sun Herald, Island, Wet Ink and Award Winning Australian Writing. Her latest book is No More Boats. Personal website: felicitycastagna.net