One On Three: have you made it yet?

Jack Heath Hangman, Andrew Hutchison One & Ellen Broad Made by Humans moderated by Dr. Sandra Phillips

Saturday 25 August 2018
9.30AM – 10.30AM
National Library of Australia

Canberra's creative life is burgeoning and these three highly successful authors will share with you the paths they have taken, what drives their writing, have they made it yet or what will it take to say "I’ve made it". Jack Heath, Andrew Hutchison and Ellen Broad will talk about their writing journey. The highs and the lows and where to next with creative industries academic Dr. Sandra Phillips.

Jack Heath is the author of Hangman, Liars and twenty other books for adults and children. In January of 2018 he was the fourth bestselling fiction author in Australia. His novels have been shortlisted for several awards and translated into several languages. His book, 300 Minutes of Danger, was recently adapted into a virtual reality film which debuted at the 2018 Melbourne International Film Festival.

Heath started writing his first novel in high school. It was picked out of a slush pile and published while he was still a teenager, and it soon became an international success.

In the course of his research, he has toured morgues and prisons, performed as a street magician and travelled through eleven countries, including Russia. His enthusiastic presentations at schools and festivals have gotten thousands of kids hooked on reading. He lives on the land of the Ngunnawal people in Gunghalin, Australia.

Andrew Hutchinson lives in Canberra, Australia. His first novel,  Rohypnol, won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript and was commended for the Kathleen Mitchell Award.

Ellen Broad has provided independent advice on data and digital issues to governments, UN bodies and multinational tech companies. She has testified before committees of the European and Australian parliaments, written articles for New Scientist and The Guardian, spoken at SXSW and been a guest of ABC Radio National programs Big Ideas and Future Tense. Ellen designed a board game about data with ODI CEO Jeni Tennison that is currently being played in 19 countries.

Dr. Sandra Phillips is a fulltime academic in the Creative Industries Faculty of QUT, lecturing in editing and publishing studies. Also Chair of the First Nations Australia Writers’ Network Inc. (FNAWN) and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Indigenous Story, Sandra’s research interests are in Indigenous Story and communities of practice through literature and digital platforms. Sandra’s First Nations Australia status is Wakka Wakka and Gooreng Gooreng.