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SSOA AUTHORS

Authors published by Sydney School of Arts & Humanities represent a wide range of interests, from human relationships, nature and the environment, to innovative ideas in the study of spirituality, society and politics. Their publications range from memoir, novels and short story to poetry and the essay form. You can find out more about each author on their profile pages linked below.

Helena Ameisen has worked as a speech pathologist as well as in theatre, film and television, and writes of her married life in Alexand . . .

Helena Ameisen

Lawrence Goodstone says he is now in a position to create stories from a life well lived. His collection of short stories featuring sna . . .

Lawrence Goodstone

Ferdinando Manzo is a journalist, currently working with La Fiamma in Sydney, who writes fiction and poetry in both Italian and English . . .

Ferdinando Manzo

Sara Hess Roney holds an MFA in Speech and Drama from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She is a former student of Paul Baker. . . .

Sara Hess Roney

Peter A Stankovic retired from a career in finance to take up full-time writing. He has self-published several crime stories and his no . . .

Peter Stankovic

Dr Christine Williams is the author of four biographical works and a short story collection and has had work published in Australia, th . . .

Christine Williams

Damian Cooper lives in the Blue Mountains where he works with disadvantaged youth, and has written a memoir of his own childhood. . . .

Damian Cooper

Diane Harding is a retired teacher who now writes thrillers. . . .

Diane Harding

Wil Roach has completed the first book of a 3-part memoir, Black Gay & Underage: A Memoir of London. He has also had several short stor . . .

Wil Roach

Leo Ryan (deceased 2019) was a counsellor for the major part of his working life. Early in his career he became aware of the number of . . .

Leo Ryan

Syam Sudhakar is an award-winning bilingual poet who writes in English and Malayalam. Holding a PhD in English Literature from the Univ . . .

Syam Sudhakar

Coordinator of Cloudcatchers, a group of haiku poets on the Far North Coast of NSW, Quendryth Young has had more than 800 haiku publish . . .

Quendryth Young

A young Jewish Australian woman explores that which divides us – religion, language, country – and finds that which unites us in music. . . .

Nicky Gluch

Sao Khemawadee was born in Hsipaw, in the northern Shan states of Burma, now known as Myanmar. Her husband was imprisoned by the milita . . .

Sao Khemawadee Mangrai

Now working in IT and graphic design for a telecommunications provider, Rossco dedicates his free time to surfing, snowboarding, painti . . .

Rossco Robertson

Former English teacher, Jenny Sheldon was left unable to speak after suffering a stroke. Her first book, I Will: A Memoir of Stroke, Re . . .

Jenny Sheldon

Geetha Walters has worked at the Krishnamurti Centre at Summer Hill, Sydney, and writes about her childhood in India in the 1960s and 7 . . .

Geetha Waters