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

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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

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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

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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

Still a few tickets for Literary Lunch with Deborah Moggach at Crescent Hotel, Sat

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

Editor and Writer, National Geographic/Gadling/Lonely Planet Don George is the author of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing, whose thoroughly updated third edition will be published in S…

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

Join us for cocktails on Thursday February and hear from our guest speaker Dr Anne Summers - journalist, author, publisher and vocal feminist. All funds raised from this event will go to supporting Dress for Success Sydney.

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

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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

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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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Haideh Moghissi is a Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at York University in Toronto. She was a founder of the Iranian National Union of Women and member of its first executive and editorial boards, before leaving Iran in 1984. Her publications in English include seven monographs and edited volumes and articles in books and journals. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

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Robin de Crespigny was born and schooled in Victoria. She graduated from La Trobe University and travelled through Asia and Mexico before returning to Sydney. Robin was the Directing Lecturer at the Australian Film, Television & Radio School for six years from 1996. In 2008 she began writing a screenplay about the life of Ali Al Jenabi. After six months of wrestling with the epic breadth of his journey, she realised a book would serve this story better. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival

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Kamila Andini born in Jakarta 6 May 1986, She was studying Sociology and Media Arts in Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. She started and still filming documentaries and short movie following her interest in environment issues. In 2011, she released her debut feature film ‘The Mirror Never Lies’, which portraits the life of sea wanderer in Indonesian ocean. The film traveled through more than 30 film festivals including Busan, Edinburgh, Seattle and Berlinale International Film…

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Tash Aw grew up in Malaysia and moved to Britain when he was 18. His debut novel, ‘The Harmony Silk Factory’, was the winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award and a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, as well as being longlisted for the MAN Booker Prize. His subsequent novels, ‘Map of the Invisible World’ (2009) and ‘Five Star Billionaire’ (2013) are both critically-acclaimed bestsellers which have established him as one of the foremost figures in contemporary South East Asian literature. #UWRF13

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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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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

Southeast Asia's leading festival of words and ideas returns with a triumphant program of discussions, debates, live music, poetry slams, and more!

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