Carody Culver is a Brisbane-based freelance writer and editor and part-time bookseller. Her work has appeared in Peppermint, Books+Publishing, and Kill Your Darlings; she’s also one of Seizure’s four editors for their Viva La Novella 2 competition. Carody recently completed a PhD on narrative in cookbooks, and looks forward to one day answering the question ‘Is there a doctor in the house?’ with a resounding ‘Yes!’. When she’s not reading novels or staring at food porn, she blogs about books at bibliostrumpet.wordpress.com
Chad Parkhill is a Melbourne-based writer and editor. In addition to his work for Killings, he has been published in The Australian, Hide & Seek, Junkee, The Lifted Brow (for whom he writes a column about booze), Lonely Planet, Meanjin, and The Quietus. He was the Festival Manager for the 2013 National Young Writers’ Festival. His website is chadparkhill.com
Connor Tomas O’Brien is a writer and web designer interested in the culture and philosophy of technological change. Connor is the co-director of the Digital Writers’ Festival, co-founder of ebookstore platform Tomely, tweets as @mrconnorobrien, and has constructed his digital nest over at connortomas.com
David Donaldson is a Master of International Relations graduate, editor and freelance writer who is interested in politics, history and literature. He has been published by Guardian Australia, Crikey, The Drum, Overland and The Lifted Brow.
Danielle Binks is a book reviewer on her personal blog Alpha Reader, with a particular interest in children’s and young adult literature. She is also Digital Editor at Spinifex Press, and a writer who has featured in Voiceworks. She completed Professional Writing & Editing studies at RMIT in 2009 and is currently working on her first novel – a contemporary Australian novel for young adult readers. Tweet her @danielle_binks
Julia Tulloh is a Melbourne-based writer interested in pop music, feminism, television, celebrity and fan culture, and Westerns. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, writing about gender, myth and emotion in Cormac McCarthy’s fiction. Her website is juliatulloh.com
Rochelle Siemienowicz is a writer, film critic and former editor at the AFI | AACTA. She has a PhD in Australian cinema and was the long-time film editor for The Big Issue. She currently reports for Screen Hub, reviews for SBS Film online, very occasionally blogs at It’s Better in the Dark, and is currently working on her first novel, which has nothing at all to do with movies. Tweet her @Milan2Pinsk
Stephanie Van Schilt is deputy editor of The Lifted Brow, a freelance writer and pop culture enthusiast. She has contributed to the likes of Junkee, Crikey, Cineaste and ABC Radio National. In an average week, she’ll spend more time watching television than sleeping (many, many more hours). Tweet her @steph_adele
Online Editor Emily Laidlaw studies postgraduate writing at the University of Melbourne. Her literary criticism and author interviews have appeared in Australian Book Review, The Big Issue, Voiceworks, Books+Publishing, Readings Monthly and on the websites for the Wheeler Centre and Overland.
Editor Brigid Mullane is a bookseller. She has worked with the Melbourne Writers Festival, Emerging Writers’ Festival and the National Young Writers Festival. She is a recent graduate of Masters of Publishing and Communications at Melbourne University.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.