With 76 days to go until the 12th BRWF lights up the Bellingen Showground, we’re immodestly thrilled to share with you our latest author reveal.

With this release, we wanted to showcase just a taste of the variety that you’ll find at this year’s festival and, well, we feel it’s safe to say you won’t be disappointed!

Maxine Beneba Clarke Maxine Beneba Clarke

Maxine is the author of the acclaimed memoir The Hate Race, the award-winning short fiction collection Foreign Soil’ poetry collections and best-selling books for children. She is currently Poet in Residence at Melbourne University.

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Robert Dessaix Robert Dessaix

Robert is best-known as a writer of literary non-fiction (memoirs, essays and autobiography), but has also published two novels, several short stories and one play.
Abracadabra is his most recent work, a collection of Robert’s talks and addresses.

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First Dog on the Moon First Dog on the Moon

Australia’s favourite marsupial based cartoonist, First Dog is a playwright, author, terrible musician, amateur bird enthusiast and Walkley award winning resident of Tasmania. First Dog used to think that wildly left wing cartoons might help change the world and look how that has worked out.

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Pip Williams Pip Williams

Pip’s first novel, The Dictionary of Lost Words, became an international bestseller and has been adapted for the stage, premiering at STC later this year.
The Bookbinder of Jericho is her second novel and again combines her talent for historical research and beautiful storytelling.

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There are exciting things ahead for BRWF 2023 – our twelfth festival! – and we can’t wait to share it with you in the weeks and months ahead.