Author speed dating

From debut authors to literary legends and everyone in between we would like to thank our wonderful sponsors and conference supporters for bringing you this delightful part of the 2021 conference program. Note: the videos below are listed by publication month and author.


Ann Reardon

Crazy Sweet Creations (Jun, 2021)

Booktopia Publisher Services

Nick Bracks

Move Your Mind (Aug 2021)


Sara El Sayed

Muddy People (Aug, 2021)

Black Inc

Andrew Wear

Recovery (Aug, 2021)

Black Inc

Bronwyn Adcock

Currowan (Sep, 2021)

Black Inc

Heidi Everett

My Friend Fox (Sep, 2021)


Margaret Hickey

Cutters End (Sep, 2021)

Penguin Random House

Ruth McIver

I Shot the Devil (Sep, 2021)



self/less (Oct, 2021)

Pan MacMillan

Angela Buckingham

Courageous Queens (Oct 2021)

Five Mile Press

Brendan Cowell

Plum (Oct, 2021)


Jennifer Down

Bodies of Light (Oct, 2021)

Text Publishing

Kate DiCamillo

The Beatryce Prophecy (Oct, 2021)

Walker Books

Karen Foxlee

Dragon Skin (Oct, 2021)

Allen & Unwin

Glen James

Set your Money Out (Oct, 2021)


Christine Mansfield

Indian Cooking Class (Oct, 2021)

Simon & Schuster

Lucy Neave

Believe in Me (Oct, 2021)

University of Queensland Press

Ruth Ozeki

The Book of Form and Emptiness (Oct, 2021)

Text Publishing

C. S. Pacat

Dark Rise (Oct, 2021)

Allen & Unwin

Lucy Bell

You Can Live on the Bright Side (Nov, 2021)

Pantera Press

Alan Carter

Crocodile Tears (Nov, 2021)

Fremantle Press

Pete Cromer

Bush Life (Nov, 2021)

Five Mile Press

David Hunt

Girt Nation (Nov, 2021)

Black Inc

Shane Jenek

Caught in the Act (Nov, 2021)

Pantera Press

Lynne McGranger

Acting Up (Nov, 2021)

Echo Publishing

Ann Patchett

These Precious Days (Nov, 2021)


Neal Shusterman

Roxy (Nov, 2021)

Walker Books

Olivia Molly Rogers

Find Your Light (Dec, 2021)

Echo Publishing

Johann Hari

Stolen Focus (Jan, 2022)