In association with The Invisible Thread anthology, the ACT Writers Showcase celebrates the wealth and diversity of literary talent in the ACT region. Launched with over 100 writers to celebrate Canberra’s centenary, we invite you to discover why they have enriched our city.
Paul Daley is an author, journalist, columnist and essayist. He also writes short stories and is working on the first of two related novels set partly in Canberra. He has been a political writer, a foreign affairs and defence correspondent and London correspondent for Fairfax, and national affairs editor for The Bulletin. He has won the Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism and the Paul Lyneham Award for Press Gallery Journalism. His most recent book, Canberra, has just been released as part of UNSWP’s acclaimed ‘City Series’. His bookBeersheba: A Journey Through Australia’s Forgotten War (2009), was shortlisted for the 2010/11 Prime Minister’s Australian History Prize and won special mention in the Manning Clark House Cultural Awards.
Kaaron Warren has lived in Canberra since 1993, the year she sold her first short story. Since then she’s sold almost 200 stories, three novels (the multi-award-winning Slights,Walking the Tree and Mistification) and four short story collections, three of which won the ACT Publishers and Writers Award. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards and won the Shirley Jackson Award for her novella Sky, the first Australian to do so. Visit her at http://kaaronwarren.wordpress.com/ and she tweets @KaaronWarren.