The Emerging Writers’ Festival work, learn and play largely on the land of the Kulin nation, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

EWF celebrates the history and creativity of the world’s oldest living culture.

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Alaina Gougoulis

Alaina Gougoulis is a senior editor and has worked with Text Publishing since 2009. She has edited books by Jennifer Down, Gail Jones, Ellena Savage and Davina Bell, among others, and her international acquisitions include works by Janet Malcolm, Eula Biss, Lucy Ellmann, Ling Ma and Ta-Nehisi Coates. Books on her list have won the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the CBCA Book of the Year and state literary awards; been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Stella Prize; and been international bestsellers.