Sarah Klenbort grew up in a house in Atlanta with too many books and not enough cleaning products. She’s lived in Beijing, New York, Wales and Sydney. Sarah now lives in Brisbane with her Welsh husband and two Australian children and teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Queensland and memoir and family history at the Queensland Writers Centre. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Best Australian Stories, Overland, Island, Eureka Street, and other journals and anthologies in the UK, US and Australia.
Shannon Molloy is a critically acclaimed, best-selling author and an award-winning journalist. He has worked in some of the country's biggest newsrooms, covering everything from breaking news and politics to entertainment and property. His debut memoir Fourteen was longlisted for an ABIA Award, one of Booktopia's Best of 2020 titles, an Audible Top 20 audiobook, and one of Good Reading's Best of 2020 picks. It was turned into a sell-out hit stage production and is now being adapted for the screen. His second book You Made Me This Way has been declared a "genre-defying feat of storytelling". He lives in Sydney with his husband Rob, their daughter Ava, Ella the cat, and Bard the dog.
Rosemary Kariuki OAM is the multicultural community liaison officer for the Campbelltown Police, specialising in helping migrants who are facing domestic violence, language barriers and financial distress. In 2021, Rosemary work was recognised with the Australian of the Year – Local Hero and NSW Local Hero awards. Rosemary’s own experiences have inspired her to help migrant women connect with a community, combating the isolation that comes with moving to a new country. A documentary about her work, Rosemary's Way, was released in 2021. In 2008, she helped start the African Women’s Dinner Dance, an annual event now attended by over 500 African women from all over New South Wales. In 2022 she received the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the multicultural community.