Our 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.

Damian Cooper

Damian Cooper

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

Diane Harding

Diane Harding is a retired teacher who now writes thrillers from her home in Sydney's Northern Beaches.
Ferdinando Manzo

Ferdinando Manzo

Ferdinando Manzo is a professional journalist, born in Torre del Greco, Naples, who writes fiction and poetry in both Italian and English.
Geetha Waters

Geetha Waters

Geetha Walters works at the Krishnamurti Centre at Summer Hill, Sydney, and writes about her childhood in India in the 1960s and 70s.
Helena Ameisen

Helena Ameisen

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

John Blackwell

John Blackwell, based in Morayfield, Queensland, is a social and political commentator who has written a history of Australian Trade Unionism.
Lawrence Goodstone

Lawrence Goodstone

Lawrence Goodstone has a background in teaching, adult corrections and immigrant services, and now writes from his home in Bondi Beach
Leo Ryan

Leo Ryan

Leo Ryan's first book, An Extraordinary Relationship, highlights his conclusions gained from years of counselling.
Peter A Stankovic

Peter A Stankovic

Peter A Stankovic started his career as a chartered accountant and is now the author of several crime thrillers set in Sydney.
Quendryth Young

Quendryth Young

Australian writer Quendryth Young discovered a passion for haiku in 2004 following a forty-year career as a cytologist.
Sao Khemawadee Mangrai

Sao Khemawadee Mangrai

Sao Khemawadee Mangrai spent her youth in Burma, now known as Myanmar, and Rangoon, and writes of her experiences there.
Syam Sudhakar

Syam Sudhakar

Syam Sudhakar is an award-winning bilingual poet and teacher, based in Kerala, who writes in English and Malayalam.
Wil Roach

Wil Roach

Wil Roach is a writer, performer and poet, currently working on memoir on growing up as a child of Caribbean migrants from Trinidad in London.

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