Nikki Anderson – Director
Nikki has worked in the literary arena for over two decades, including as a literary agent in Spain and acting publisher at Spinifex Press. She has managed festival programs and planned and executed author tours and exhibitions throughout Asia, including for the Australian Embassy Beijing. She currently works in freelance comms. For less work-oriented conversations, she’s @nikkilynell.
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen – Commissioning Editor
Giselle is a Vietnamese-Australian writer and bookseller based in Melbourne. She is a former Daily Life columnist and has been featured in publications including Kill Your Darlings, The Lifted Brow, Rookie and frankie.
Stephanie Youssef – Social Media
Stephanie is a writer, radio producer and social media editor. She’s been working in community radio since 2016, as newsreader and executive producer of the breakfast show on 2SER FM. She hopes to one day travel the world as a human rights journalist, but, in the meantime, you can keep up with her ever-growing red lipstick collection at @stephameye.
Jessica McSweeney – Admin Genius
Jessica McSweeney is a Sydney based journalist with an interest in politics and social affairs reporting. Her work has appeared in 9news.com.au, The Daily Telegraph and the AU Review. Get in touch @jessicamacca on Twitter.
Foong Ling Kong – Chair has two decades’ experience in the publishing industry as an editor and a publisher of books across a wide range of genres, from children’s books to fiction, non-fiction and illustrated titles. She has worked in-house at Penguin, Hardie Grant, Melbourne University Press and Allen & Unwin, and freelanced for many others. She was Managing Editor of Anne Summers Reports. @
Nikki Anderson – see above
Emma Dallamora is a PhD student at Federation University, researching in aesthetics and creative arts. An all-rounder, she is general manager of the humanities research group CERG, a regular consultant in applied arts strategies for various local and grassroots orgs, and has also worked as a stylist, designer, makeshift curator and general freewheeler, including for the It Takes Courage project, BODA Golden Plains, WolvesChildren, Forte, and VAMFF. She tweets at @poetrystheworst.
Megan Dench is passionate about connecting people to opportunity, working in support of art and artists in philanthropy, funding and sponsorship at Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival and the VCA. Now Meg connects students to industry and their career development at the University of Melbourne.
Mathilda Imlah is the publisher of Picador Australia, based in Sydney. In 2012 she co-founded London independent publisher Head of Zeus, and she has worked as a publisher and editor in Britain and Australia for the past eleven years.