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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Janet Steele is an Associate Professor of Journalism at the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. She received her Ph.D. in History from the Johns Hopkins University, and is especially interested in how culture is communicated through the mass media. She is a frequent visitor to Southeast Asia, where she lectures on topics ranging from the role of the press in a democratic society to specialized courses on narrative journalism. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Janet Steele is an Associate Professor of Journalism at the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. She received her Ph.D. in History from the Johns Hopkins University, and is especially interested in how culture is communicated through the mass media. She is a frequent visitor to Southeast Asia, where she lectures on topics ranging from the role of the press in a democratic society to specialized courses on narrative journalism. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Bernice Chauly is a Malaysian writer, poet and teacher. For over 20 years, she has worked extensively in the creative industries as a writer, photographer, actor and filmmaker and has won multiple awards for her work and her contribution to the arts. In 1998, she began organizing literary events, and in 2005, founded ‘Readings’ and ‘CeritAku’, which continue to be important platforms for established and emerging writers and poets in Kuala Lumpur. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Bernice Chauly is a Malaysian writer, poet and teacher. For over 20 years, she has worked extensively in the creative industries as a writer, photographer, actor and filmmaker and has won multiple awards for her work and her contribution to the arts. In 1998, she began organizing literary events, and in 2005, founded ‘Readings’ and ‘CeritAku’, which continue to be important platforms for established and emerging writers and poets in Kuala Lumpur. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Nila Tanzil is an advocate for children’s literacy who works in remote, underdeveloped regions in eastern Indonesia. She is the Founder of Taman Bacaan Pelangi (Rainbow Reading Gardens), and over the past three years has distributed over 20,000 books to underprivileged children across Indonesia. Nila has also been responsible for building 26 children’s libraries across 11 islands. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

Nila Tanzil is an advocate for children’s literacy who works in remote, underdeveloped regions in eastern Indonesia. She is the Founder of Taman Bacaan Pelangi (Rainbow Reading Gardens), and over the past three years has distributed over 20,000 books to underprivileged children across Indonesia. Nila has also been responsible for building 26 children’s libraries across 11 islands. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

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