Ben Doherty is a correspondent, photographer, and video journalist, currently working as immigration correspondent for The Guardian, based in the Sydney newsroom. He was formerly Southeast Asia Correspondent for The Guardian, and South Asia Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald. He has reported from more than 20 countries across Asia, the Pacific and Africa. He has won three Walkley Awards, Australia's highest journalism honour, most recently in 2016 for a feature on the systemic - and ultimately fatal - flaws in Australia’s immigration detention regime, and in 2013 for an investigation into Bangladeshi sweatshop labour conditions.
He was 2008 Australian Young Print Journalist of the Year, and has been awarded three United Nations Association media peace prizes. He holds a Master of International Law and International Relations from the University of New South Wales, and is a visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.
Ben is a former footballer with the Brisbane Lions and Melbourne Demons football clubs, and was a student at Brisbane State High School and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. His first novel, Nagaland, is published by Wild Dingo Press.
Laura Elvery is the author of the short story collection, Trick of the Light. She has won the Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize and the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize. Laura's fiction has been published in Griffith Review, Overland, Meanjin and The Big Issue.
She lives in Brisbane.