ISSUE SEVEN CONTRIBUTOR

Gary McCartney

Gary McCartney is a designer, artist and writer originally from Northern Ireland. His company, McCartney Design, has won several Australian...

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Brittney Alexander

Brittney Alexander is currently studying professional writing and editing at Swinburne University. In her spare time, she enjoys reading...

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Stuart Barnes

Stuart Barnes was born and grew up in Hobart and lived in Melbourne for seventeen years before moving to Rockhampton. His first poetry...

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Amanda Bell

Amanda Bell is a Dublin-based writer and editor. Her books include The loneliness of the sasquatch – from the Irish of Gabriel Rosenstock...

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Audrey Molloy

Audrey Molloy is an emerging Irish poet living in Sydney. Her poetry has appeared in The North, Magma, The Moth, Meanjin, Cordite, Overland...

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Mari Maxwell

In 2018, Mari read at the Strokestown International Poetry Festival and at the Irish Writers Centre International Women’s Day 2018-2019....

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Gareth Sion Jenkins

Gareth lives in Sydney with his wife and daughter. He has taught poetry and poetics in schools, youth centres, universities, libraries and...

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Caitlin Bowen

Caitlin Bowen is currently in her third year at Swinburne University, studying both a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts....

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Introducing issue 7 of Backstory.

by Tom Meagher. A yearning for freedom from both physical and ineffable barriers re-emerges throughout this issue of Backstory. Visible and...

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Moya Roddy

Moya Roddy’s novel The Long Way Home was described in the Irish Times as “simply brilliant”.  Her collection of short stories Other...

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Richard James Allen

Interviewed by Samuel Elliott. Richard James Allen is an Australian born poet whose writinghas appeared widely in journals, anthologies,...

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Laura Wild

Poorly navigating the internet one LiveLeak video at a time, Laura Wild is an Australian writer currently studying at Swinburne University...

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Mark Mulholland

Mark Mulholland was born and raised in Ireland, and when fifteen underwent a stroke of genius and left schooling to linger around a...

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Nigel Featherstone

by Samuel Elliott   About the author… Nigel Featherstone is an Australian writer who has been published widely. His works include...

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Michele Seminara

Michele Seminara is a poet, editor and yoga teacher. After studying English and Australian Literature at the University of Sydney, she...

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Karen Lethlean

Karen Lethlean is a retired English teacher. With fiction which has appeared in the Barbaric Yawp, Ken*Again, Pendulum Papers and has won a...

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Wendy Wicks

I dropped out of my first degree. After 12 years, which included a marriage and kids, I went back to study and became in time, a radio...

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Sven Doedens

Sven was born and raised in Hobart with three younger brothers. His childhood mostly included playing sports and travelling overseas during...

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Jan Golembiewski

Interviewed by Samuel Elliott. About The Author: Jan Golembiewski grew up in suburban Canberra and in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. He...

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Interview with G.S. Johnston.

By Issabelle Breen. Author Bio G.S. Johnston is the author of three historical novels, Sweet Bitter Cane (2019), The Cast of a...

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Poet interview – Nathanael O’Reilly

Interviewer: Paul Brookes When and why did you begin to write poetry?  I wrote my first poem in my early teens in response to an...

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Magi Gibson

Interviewed by Samuel Elliott. About the poet: Magi Gibson has held three Scottish Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowships and one Royal...

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Anne Connor

Anne Connor is a Melbourne writer of fiction and non-fiction. For over two decades she has worked in the writing space, with articles...

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Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro is the author of Miriam the Medium (Simon & Schuster, 2004). Her essays, poetry, short stories have been...

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Thomas van Essen

Thomas van Essen is a philosophy and literature undergrad at the Swinburne University of Technology. An avid reader of speculative fiction...

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Dr Wendy J. Dunn

Obsessed by Anne Boleyn and Tudor History since childhood, Wendy J. Dunn is the author of two Anne Boleyn novels: Dear Heart, How Like You...

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Angela Wauchop

Angela Wauchop is currently studying Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne University. Originally from regional Queensland, Angela...

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