Editor of Meanjin Esther Anatolitis is one of Australia’s leading advocates for arts and culture. With an arts and media leadership career spanning over two decades, Esther is Hon A/Prof at RMIT School of Art, a member of the National Gallery of Australia Governing Council, and Principal of creative consultancy Test Pattern. A prolific writer and commentator, her book Place, Practice, Politics was published in 2022.
Tim Dunlop is a Melbourne-based writer. His four books are an ongoing argument with the status quo, taking on the tired ideas of the political class and offering a better way forward. His new book, Voices Of Us, examines the 2022 election and the emergence of independents as a new political force.
Paddy Manning is the author of several award-winning books, including biographies of Malcolm Turnbull and Nathan Tinkler. During almost twenty years in journalism he has worked for Crikey, The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review and The Australian, and has won several awards for journalistic excellence. His book, Body Count, won the 2021 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Nonfiction. His latest book is The Successor: The High-Stakes Life of Lachlan Murdoch.