With every edition of the BRW Ignite Your Mind Festival we strive to bring you the best in the literary business and 2018’s line up didn’t disappoint!

Click on an individuals profile if you would like to know what our guest authors said about their time at the Festival

Michael Robotham

Crime Writer

Holly Wainwright

Journalist, Blogger, Author

Matthew Condon

Journalist & Author

Fiona McCallum


Tess Woods

Romance Author

David Hunt

Author, Satirist & Historian

Caroline Overington

Investigative Journalist, Crime Fiction Author

Chris Masters

Investigative Journalist, Author

Natasha Lester

Fiction Author

Warren Mundine

Aboriginal Advocate, Advisor & Author

Allison Tait

Freelance Writer, Blogger, Children's & Non-Fiction Author

Melina Marchetta

Fiction Author

Jacqueline Harvey


Michael Gerard Bauer

Children's & Fiction Writer

Oliver Phommavanh

Young Adult Writer

Shannon Horsfall

Writer & Graphic Artist

Jay Laga'aia

Actor, Children's Entertainer & Author

Stephen Roche

Author & Lawyer

Emeritus Professor Roland Sussex

World- Renowned Linguist