Publishing Director Hannah Kent is completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Flinders University. Her debut novel, Burial Rites, won the 2011 Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award, and in 2013 will be published in Australia, the UK (Picador), and North America (Little, Brown). Translation rights have been sold to fifteen countries.
Deputy Editor Brigid Mullane has recently completed a Masters in Publishing and Communications at Melbourne University. She has undertaken internships at Penguin Australia and Melbourne University Press and has worked at the Emerging Writers’ Festival and the National Young Writers’ Festival.
Marketing Co-ordinator Emily Laidlaw studies postgraduate creative writing at the University of Melbourne. She’s a former member of Voiceworks’ editorial committee and co-editor of Monash University’s student newspaper, Lot’s Wife.
Editorial Assistant Christopher Fieldus recently completed a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Melbourne. He is a freelance theatre reviewer, published on samesame.com.au, and Head Editor of Mary Journal.
Social Media Assistant Sam van Zweden is a Melbourne-based writer and bookseller. She blogs at Little Girl With a Big Pen, and has been published in The Big Issue, Voiceworks, Readings Monthly, Liticisms, The Peach and others. She has worked with The Emerging Writers’ Festival and now interns with the Melbourne Writers Festival.