Inga Simpson is the author of The Last Woman in the World, Mr Wigg, Nest, Where the Trees Were, Understory: my life with trees and The Book of Australian Trees, illustrated by Alicia Rogerson. Inga's novels have been short and longlisted for numerous awards, including the Miles Franklin and Stella Prize, while Understory was shortlisted for the Adelaide Writers Week award for nonfiction. Inga was also the winner of the Eric Rolls nature writing prize for her essay 'Triangulation'.
Claire G. Coleman is a Wirlomin Noongar woman whose ancestral country is on the south coast of Western Australia. Born in Perth she has spent most of her life in Naarm (Melbourne) or on the road.
Her debut novel Terra Nullius, written while traveling around the continent in a caravan, was published by Hachette in Australia and Small Beer in the US. Terra Nullius won a black&write! Fellowship and a Norma K. Hemming Award and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Aurealis Science Fiction Award among others. The Old Lie (Hachette 2019) is her second novel.
Her art criticism has been published in Spectrum, Artlink and Art Collector and in exhibition catalogues for NGV, AGSA and NGA and others. Her conceptual/video work Refugium won the Incinerator Art Award in 2021 and she will feature in a number of exhibitions in 2022.
She writes novels, poetry, short-fiction, drama and essay and has featured in the Saturday Paper, the Guardian, Meanjin, Australian Poetry and many others. Her short fiction and poetry has been published in multiple anthologies.
Lies Damned Lies: A Personal Exploration of the Impact of Colonisation, her first nonfiction book, was published in September 2021 by Ultimo Press. Her first play, Black Betty at the End of the World won the Malcolm Robertson Foundation Fellowship and is under development with Malthouse Theatre.
Aimée Lindorff is an Australian cultural producer, arts reviewer, podcaster, and story editor. She's developed and produced projects for the likes of Netflix, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Universal Pictures, Discovery Channel, and Gold Coast Film Festival, and is in-demand as an event host, appearing for Brisbane Libraries, Supanova, and at festivals across the country. She produced and hosted SQ On Air podcast for Screen Queensland, and is co-founder of cross-platform production team Inside Voice.
Rebecca Hawkes is a queer Pākehā poet and painter who grew up on a sheep and beef farm in New Zealand's South Island. With poems widely published in Aotearoa journals, Rebecca’s debut chapbook Softcore Coldsores was published in AUP New Poets 5 for the re-ignition of the series in 2019. Meat Lovers, unleashed by Auckland University Press in 2022, is her first full-length collection. Rebecca is an editor for literary journal Sweet Mammalian and the climate change poetry anthology No Other Place to Stand (forthcoming from Auckland University Press).