Alexis Wright is a member of the Waanyi nation of the southern highlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria. She is renowned as the author of the prize-winning novels Carpentaria and The Swan Book, and of a previous work of non-fiction Grog War, a study of alcohol abuse in the Northern Territory. Her books have been published widely overseas, including in China, the US, the UK, Italy, India, and France. She is a Distinguished Fellow in Western Sydney University's Writing and Society Research Centre. Her new book of non-fiction is Tracker Tilmouth, a collective memoir of the charismatic Aboriginal leader, political thinker and entrepreneur who died in Darwin in 2015.
During her 15 years with the ABC, Rhianna Patrick has worked across triple j news, television documentaries, RN and co-hosted an aviation podcast. She's the former presenter of ABC Radio’s national Indigenous programme, Speaking Out. Rhianna currently presents a national show which is named after her (or #ABCRhi for short) every Sunday night across ABC Radio.
Associate Professor Sandra Phillips is an engaged academic with research interests in Indigenous story and voice in a range of creative and media forms. Descended from the First Nations of Wakka Wakka and Gooreng Gooreng (QLD), Sandra co-ordinates university-wide Indigenous higher degree by research at UTS through the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research. Before a full-time career in the academy Sandra worked in publishing and freelanced in writing, editing, research, evaluation, speaking, and facilitation. Sandra has three adult sons and one granddaughter.