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Anne Sebba on Wallis Simpson
Anne Simpson is the author of "That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor" (Hachette 2012).
Masha Gessen on Vladimir Putin and Russia
Masha Gessen is a Russian journalist whose acclaimed book about Vladimir Putin is called "The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin" (Allen and Unwin 2012). She is in Australia as a guest of the Sydney Writers' Festival.
Sebastian Barry - Irish writer, playwright, poet
Sebastian Barry is the author of seven novels, the latest of which is "On Canaan's Side" (Allen and Unwin, 2012).
Jeffrey Eugenides - author
Jeffrey Eugenides is the author of "The Virgin Suicides" (1993), "Middlesex" (2002) and "The Marriage Plot" (HarperCollins, 2011). He is in Australia as a guest of the Sydney Writers' Festival.
Musical theatre producer Sharleen Cooper Cohen
Sharleen Cooper Cohen is a producer and a co-writer of the musical "An Officer And a Gentleman" which has its world premiere in Sydney May 19. She is also a novelist and theatre producer.
Artist Roger Law
Roger Law is a ceramic maker, painter and artist. He was also the creator (with Peter Fluck) of "Spitting Image" the British satirical TV puppet show that aired from 1984 to 1996.
What happened to 29,000 bath toys lost at sea?
Donovan Hohn is an American author, essayist and editor. His book is "Moby-Duck" (Scribe Publications, 2011).
Clinical Associate Professor Michael Robertson on trauma
Michael Robertson is Clinical Associate Professor of psychiatric ethics at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine at the University of Sydney and a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist.
Tim Rogers - singer/songwriter theatre composer
Tim Rogers is the front man of the Australian rock band You Am I. He is currently performing in the play "The Story of Mary MacLane by Herself" at the Griffin Theatre in Sydney. He also wrote the music for the play.
Andrew Tink on Lord Sydney
Andrew Tink is a former New South Wales politician, now an author. His latest book is "Lord Sydney: The Life and Times of Tommy Townshend" (Australian Scholarly Publishing).
Australian folklorist Warren Fahey
Warren Fahey is a Broadcaster, writer, journalist, performer of bush songs and a record producer. He is best known as the founder of Larrikin Records and Folkways Music.
Dr Catherine Hamlin
She is an Australian obstetrician and gynaecologist who, with her late husband New Zealander Dr. Reg Hamlin, co-founded the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, the world's only medical centre dedicated exclusively to providing free obstetric fistula repair...
Paul Whelan - bass-baritone
Paul Whelan is a New Zealand born bass-baritone. He is in Australia in Mozart's Requiem for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
China expert Dr Geremie Barme
Dr Barme is an historian, cultural critic, filmmaker, translator and web-journal editor. He works on Chinese cultural and intellectual history from the early modern period (1600s) to the present.
Satirist, writer, director, actor Jonathan Biggins
Jonathan Biggins' play "Australia Day" is now on in Melbourne, for the Melbourne Theatre Company.
Professor John Mattick on junk DNA
Professor John Mattick is a pioneer in the analysis of the human genome sequence, especially the critical role of so-called junk DNA in the regulation of human development and the origins of complex diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
Dr Chris Forbes on Alexander the Great
Dr Chris Forbes is an expert on Alexander the Great, Cleopatra and New Testament history. He's from Macquarie University in Sydney where he is a Senior Lecturer in Ancient History.
Minimalist composer Steve Reich
America's "greatest living composer", according to the New York Times, is in the studio with Margaret on Thursday.
Historian Jill Mather discusses horses used in wartime
Jill Mather is the author of three books on wartime animals used by Australian Armed Forces and the role they played during different conflicts.
Artist Ben Quilty
Australian artist Ben Quilty won the 2011 Archibald Prize for his portrait of artist Margaret Olley. In 2011 Quilty was attached to the Australian Defence Force as a war artist observing their activities in Kabul, Kandahar and Tarin Kowt.
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