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

Crime Writer

Michael Robotham

Journalist, Blogger, Author

Holly Wainwright

Journalist & Author

Matthew Condon


Fiona McCallum

Romance Author

Tess Woods

Author, Satirist & Historian

David Hunt

Investigative Journalist, Crime Fiction Author

Caroline Overington

Investigative Journalist, Author

Chris Masters

Fiction Author

Natasha Lester

Aboriginal Advocate, Advisor & Author

Warren Mundine

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

Allison Tait

Fiction Author

Melina Marchetta


Jacqueline Harvey

Children's & Fiction Writer

Michael Gerard Bauer

Young Adult Writer

Oliver Phommavanh

Writer & Graphic Artist

Shannon Horsfall

Actor, Children's Entertainer & Author

Jay Laga'aia

Author & Lawyer

Stephen Roche

World- Renowned Linguist

Emeritus Professor Roland Sussex