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Below is a list of our South Australian authors who are SA Writers Centre members. You can find out more about them and check out their latest work by clicking on the link.

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Adam Train

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Internet/Web, Murder Mystery/Detective, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Thriller, Western,

Availability: Assessments, Readings,

Author and producer of Transcendent Tales – Free audiobooks and podcast. From a young age Adam possessed an innate desire to create worlds and characters; first with pencil and crayon, and later with the written word. Fuelled by an insatiable, and often annoying, fascination with history, a love of travel […]

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Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen

Availability: Readings,

Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen (Babylon, 1953) is a poet, journalist and translator who has degrees in Economics and English Literature from the University of Baghdad plus a Diploma of Interpreting (Arabic-English) from Adelaide Institute of TAFE, South Australia. He has published 19 poetry collections and won the major prize of Iraqi […]

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Adrian Rogers

I spent my working life as a music teacher, both in schools and privately in Ireland, Scotland, The Shetland Islands, England, Australia, Papua New Guinea, with the last part giving individual tuition back in Australia — you don’t make money private teaching but you do keep your sanity. I now […]

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Adrian Streather

Genres: (Auto) Biography, Historical, Non-fiction, Theatre,

Availability: Assessments, Mentoring, Speaking Engagements,

Adrian is a professional non-fiction author with 27 traditionally published titles to his name. He’s been published by publishing houses in the US, UK, Turkey, France and Germany. Adrian recently returned home to Adelaide after living in Switzerland for 2 decades. He started writing in Adelaide it wasn’t until his […]

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Alan Atkinson

Genres: Australiana, Non-fiction,

Availability: Assessments, Mentoring,

Freelance journalist/editor. Former Day Editor Tv and radio, Adelaide. Also worked for Scotsman Edinburgh, Guardian London, SMH, and as feature writer and columnist on Advertiser.

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Alan Tucker

Genres: Middle Childhood, Non-fiction, Young Adult,

Availability: Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

Alan Tucker is a previous winner of the CBC Book of the Year, nonfiction award for his illustrated book, Iron in the Blood. Since winning that award he has concentrated on writing historical fiction based on Australian history: the Bombing of Darwin, Cyclone Tracy and Atomic Testing in SA. His […]

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Alastair Sarre

Genres: Adventure, Crime, Thriller,

Availability: Readings, Speaking Engagements,

Alastair Sarre was born in Leigh Creek, a coal-mining town in the outback of South Australia. He studied forestry at the Australian National University and worked for a mining company for a couple of years before returning to Canberra to complete a writing diploma. He has worked as a science […]

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Allayne Webster

Genres: Essays/Articles, Junior Fiction, Middle Childhood, Young Adult,

Availability: Mentoring, Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

Allayne Webster is a Children’s/Young Adult Author. Allayne’s first YA novel, ‘Our Little Secret’, was longlisted for a Golden Inky, and her second publication, ‘Barnesy’, (a junior novel) illustrated by Tom Jellett, was selected for the Premier’s Reading Challenges across Australia. Allayne’s second YA novel, ‘Stresshead’, was released May 2011 […]

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Amy T Matthews

Amy T Matthews is an award-winning novelist who lectures in Creative Writing at Flinders University. She also writes historical romance under the name Tess LeSue.

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Anne Bartlett

Genres: (Auto) Biography, Australiana, Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Women's,

Availability: Assessments, Mentoring, Speaking Engagements,

Anne Bartlett grew up in rural South Australia and studied English and Drama at Flinders University. She has worked variously as editor, ghostwriter, humour columnist, biographer, feature, and children’s writer, and taught creative writing at Flinders University and the University of Adelaide. Her children’s book The Aboriginal Peoples of Australia […]

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