Mama Alto is a jazz singer, cabaret artiste and gender transcendent diva. She is a transgender and queer person of colour who works with the radical potential of storytelling, strength in softness, and power in vulnerability. As part of a 2019 Creative Victoria Creators Fund Fellowship and a 2020 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship, she is working on a forthcoming book exploring the concept of the diva.
Mama’s essay is coming soon.
Adélaïde Bon is a French writer, actress and a feminist activist, living in Paris. Her first book, a work of non-fiction called The Little Girl on the Ice Floe, about the aftermath of childhood rape, has been translated in seven languages and won several prices. She is currently working on her first novel.
Adélaïde’s essay is coming soon.
Liz Breslin writes poems, plays, stories, reviews and a regular opinion column at Otaga Daily Times. Her poetry collection Alzheimer’s and a Spoon made it to The NZ Listener’s Top 100 Books of 2017. She was a UNESCO Cities of Literature writer-in-residence in Kraków, Poland in 2019. Find out more here.
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Charlotte Guest is a writer and bookseller based in Geelong, Victoria. Her work has appeared in The Weekend Australian, Island Magazine, Kill Your Darlings, Griffith Review, Overland, and Westerly Magazine. Her story ‘Flight Mode’ was shortlisted for the 2020 Peter Carey Award. Charlotte is the recipient of the 2020 Tina Kane Emerging Writer Award, administered by Arts Mildura, and in 2021 she will be a Lemon Tree House International Artist-in-residence in Tuscany, Italy.
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Simi Kang is a Sikh American community advocate, educator, artist, and scholar. She is currently a Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. Her work has appeared in The Asian American Literary Review, Kartika Review, Hyphen Magazine, Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place & Community, Gravy, and Gastronomica.
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Stephanie Madewell is the editor of Broccoli. She lives in a stone house in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, that she is slowly filling with books and keeps a blog called Even*Cleveland to catalog stray thoughts, thematic obsessions, original writing, and things she wishes she could buy.
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David Matthews is a writer, editor and sometime chef living in Sydney. He’s the former restaurant critic and national restaurant guide editor of Gourmet Traveller and has been playing Zelda since Ocarina of Time. Follow him here.
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Liam Pieper is an author and former (and probably future) line cook. His 2014 memoir, The Feel-Good Hit of the Year, was shortlisted for the National Biography Award and the Ned Kelly Best True Crime award. His first novel The Toymaker won the Fellowship of Australian Writers Christina Stead Fiction Award. He was the 2018 National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellow for Australian Writing. Sweetness and Light is his new novel.
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Sam van Zweden
Sam van Zweden is a Melbourne-based writer interested in the ways food, memory, mental health and the body interact. Her first book, Eating with my Mouth Open, will be released with NewSouth in February 2021.
Sam’s essay is coming soon.