UWRF Writers 2013

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Iman Humaydan is a Lebanese writer, translator and editor. She is the author of three novels, with a fourth to be published this year. Wild Mulberries was shortlisted for the Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation for its translation to English by Michelle Hartman. Women, their rights and war memories are major topics in Humaydan’s work. She leads a variety of workshops dedicated to teaching creative writing in English and in Arabic. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Iman Humaydan is a Lebanese writer, translator and editor. She is the author of three novels, with a fourth to be published this year. Wild Mulberries was shortlisted for the Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation for its translation to English by Michelle Hartman. Women, their rights and war memories are major topics in Humaydan’s work. She leads a variety of workshops dedicated to teaching creative writing in English and in Arabic. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Morris Gleitzman is the bestselling Australian children’s author of over 30 books and is loved by children around the world. From the humour of ‘Bumface’ and ‘Doubting Thomas’ to the poignancy of ‘Boy Overboard’, ‘Girl Underground’, ‘Grace’ and the heart-rending series ‘Once’, ‘Then’ and ‘Now’, his books have struck a chord with readers in over 20 countries. ‘Once’ has sold more than 100,000 copies in Australia since its release in 2006. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Morris Gleitzman is the bestselling Australian children’s author of over 30 books and is loved by children around the world. From the humour of ‘Bumface’ and ‘Doubting Thomas’ to the poignancy of ‘Boy Overboard’, ‘Girl Underground’, ‘Grace’ and the heart-rending series ‘Once’, ‘Then’ and ‘Now’, his books have struck a chord with readers in over 20 countries. ‘Once’ has sold more than 100,000 copies in Australia since its release in 2006. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

At age 16 Carina Hoang demonstrated amazing courage by escaping war–torn Vietnam on a small wooden boat with her two younger siblings and 370 other people.Now she is an Author and Award winning Publisher. In 2011 she released her first book Boat People: Personal Stories from the Vietnamese Exodus 1975–1996, which received a silver medal in the category Best Regional Non-Fiction (Australia and New Zealand) in the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards (USA). #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

At age 16 Carina Hoang demonstrated amazing courage by escaping war–torn Vietnam on a small wooden boat with her two younger siblings and 370 other people.Now she is an Author and Award winning Publisher. In 2011 she released her first book Boat People: Personal Stories from the Vietnamese Exodus 1975–1996, which received a silver medal in the category Best Regional Non-Fiction (Australia and New Zealand) in the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards (USA). #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Michael Leunig is an Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet. His commentary on political, cultural and emotional life spans more than forty years and has often explored the idea of an innocent and sacred personal world. The fragile ecosystem of human nature and its relationship to the wider natural world is a related and recurrent theme. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Michael Leunig is an Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet. His commentary on political, cultural and emotional life spans more than forty years and has often explored the idea of an innocent and sacred personal world. The fragile ecosystem of human nature and its relationship to the wider natural world is a related and recurrent theme. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Deborah Moggach is the best-selling author of 15 novels, numerous screenplays and many TV adaptations. Recently, her novel ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ was made into a hit film starring Dame Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Dame Maggie Smith. Another novel, ‘Tulip Fever’, has been bought by Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks. She is currently adapting her latest novel, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, into a series for the BBC. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Deborah Moggach is the best-selling author of 15 novels, numerous screenplays and many TV adaptations. Recently, her novel ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ was made into a hit film starring Dame Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Dame Maggie Smith. Another novel, ‘Tulip Fever’, has been bought by Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks. She is currently adapting her latest novel, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, into a series for the BBC. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

National Geographic has called Don George 'a legendary travel writer and editor'. Don has been the Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet Publications and Travel Editor for the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle and for Salon.com, where he founded the award-winning 'Wanderlust' site. #UWRF13 #festival

National Geographic has called Don George 'a legendary travel writer and editor'. Don has been the Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet Publications and Travel Editor for the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle and for Salon.com, where he founded the award-winning 'Wanderlust' site. #UWRF13 #festival

Dr Anne Summers AO is a best-selling author, journalist and thought-leader with a long career in politics, the media, business and the non-government sector in Australia, Europe and the United States. She is author of several books, including the classic ‘Damned Whores and God’s Police’, first published in 1975; ‘Ducks on the Pond’, her autobiography (1999); ‘The End of Equality’, (2003); ‘On Luck’ (2008) and ‘The Lost Mother’ (2009). #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Dr Anne Summers AO is a best-selling author, journalist and thought-leader with a long career in politics, the media, business and the non-government sector in Australia, Europe and the United States. She is author of several books, including the classic ‘Damned Whores and God’s Police’, first published in 1975; ‘Ducks on the Pond’, her autobiography (1999); ‘The End of Equality’, (2003); ‘On Luck’ (2008) and ‘The Lost Mother’ (2009). #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Digital innovator and publisher Stuart Buchanan joins our program to shed light on the future of publishing and storytelling.  As an evangelist for the web since the early 90s, Stuart has been driving digital innovations in the creative sector for over 20 years. As an arts marketing professional in the UK, Stuart created ground-breaking digital projects for organisations such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and London’s Royal Court Theatre. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Digital innovator and publisher Stuart Buchanan joins our program to shed light on the future of publishing and storytelling. As an evangelist for the web since the early 90s, Stuart has been driving digital innovations in the creative sector for over 20 years. As an arts marketing professional in the UK, Stuart created ground-breaking digital projects for organisations such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and London’s Royal Court Theatre. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Other people probably consider Elliott Bledsoe a freelance digital and social strategist and analyst. But he prefers to describe himself as someone who knows a lot about copyright in the digital environment, about the arts and about the internet, digital technologies and the social web and how people interact with all of these things. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Other people probably consider Elliott Bledsoe a freelance digital and social strategist and analyst. But he prefers to describe himself as someone who knows a lot about copyright in the digital environment, about the arts and about the internet, digital technologies and the social web and how people interact with all of these things. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Clementine Ford is a Melbourne based writer and social commentator with a specific focus on gender politics and social justice. She is a fierce advocate for women's reproductive health choices and a committed campaigner against sexual violence, rape culture and misogyny. Clementine appears regularly as a social commentator on television and radio, and is highly sought after to speak at community events. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Clementine Ford is a Melbourne based writer and social commentator with a specific focus on gender politics and social justice. She is a fierce advocate for women's reproductive health choices and a committed campaigner against sexual violence, rape culture and misogyny. Clementine appears regularly as a social commentator on television and radio, and is highly sought after to speak at community events. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

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