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Author/Editor Episode #02: Larissa Behrendt, Jacqueline Blanchard & Madonna Duffy

Madonna Duffy + Larissa Behrendt + Jacqueline Blanchard



#About the event


Madonna Duffy

Madonna Duffy

Madonna Duffy has over three decades’ experience in book publishing. She has previously worked in editorial roles for publishers such as Pan Macmillan and Penguin Random House in Australia and the UK. She is currently Publishing Director at the University of Queensland Press (UQP), where she heads the publishing list and also acquires fiction and non-fiction. She has published award-winning authors such as David Malouf, Melissa Lucashenko, Matthew Condon, Larissa Behrendt and Tony Birch. Madonna has been a member of many industry committees, including the APA’s Residential Editorial Program Committee, and she regularly gives guest lectures and speaks at industry and community events.
Larissa Behrendt

Larissa Behrendt

Larissa is the author of three novels: Home, which won the 2002 David Unaipon Award and the regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book; Legacy, which won the 2010 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; and the bestselling After Story. She has published numerous books on Indigenous legal issues; her most recent non-fiction book is Finding Eliza: Power and Colonial Storytelling. She was awarded the 2009 NAIDOC Person of the Year award and 2011 NSW Australian of the Year. Larissa wrote and directed the feature films, After the Apology and Innocence Betrayed and has written and produced several short films. In 2018 she won the Australian Directors' Guild Award for Best Direction in a Documentary Feature and in 2020 the AACTA for Best Direction in Nonfiction Television. She is the host of Speaking Out on ABC radio and is Distinguished Professor at the Jumbunna Institute at the University of Technology Sydney.

Jacqueline Blanchard

Jacqueline Blanchard

Jacqueline is a professional book editor with over 20 years’ experience working in highly respected publishing houses in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. She manages the UQP editorial team and internship program. Jacqueline also edits adult literary fiction and non-fiction; she has worked with a diverse range of award-winning authors including David Malouf, Gabrielle Carey, Tony Birch, Matthew Condon and Larissa Behrendt. She is an alumni of the APA Residential Editorial Program (REP) and was the winner of the inaugural Rosanne Fitzgibbon Award for Editorial Excellence.

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