Andrew Darby is a nature writer focusing on the polar regions and their wildlife. He looks for the intersection between the powers of animal species, and human threats to their existence. Formerly a journalist for The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, and AAP, he is Tasmania-based.
Delia Falconer is the author of three books: two novels and one work of creative nonfiction. Her first novel, the bestselling The Service of Clouds, was shortlisted for major literary awards including the Miles Franklin, NSW Premier Literary Awards, Victorian Premier Literary Awards, and the Australian Booksellers Book of the Year. Her second, The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers, was shortlisted among other awards for the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Asia Pacific Division). Her most recent book is Sydney, a personal history of her hometown, which was shortlisted for seven national awards in history, biography and nonfiction, and won the 2011 "Nib" CAL/Waverley Library Award for outstanding research. Her next book, Signs and Wonders, will be published by Simon and Schuster Australia in late 2021.
Charlotte McConaghy has been writing from a young age. She has both a Graduate Degree in Screenwriting and a Masters Degree in Screen Arts, and has worked in script development for film and television for several years. She has written a number of speculative fiction books but The Last Migration is her first literary novel. She lives in Sydney.
Australian author Dr Sarah Pye first visited Borneo in 2012, ostensibly to see orangutans in the wild. When she met Dr Wong Siew Te and asked what she could do to help sun bears, he replied “do what you do best”. Those five powerful words sparked a seven-years journey, a Doctor of Creative Arts degree, an enduring friendship, and the narrative nonfiction biography Saving Sun Bears. No stranger to publishing, Sarah was named Sunshine Coast Small Business Woman of the Year in 2010 for her guidebook, Kids Welcome to Queensland (2009).