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From Journalism to Book

Most journalists think they have a book in them – but making the transition from short pieces of journalism to 80,000 words or more is not simple, and many can’t complete the transition. In this workshop editor/journalist Sybil Nolan will give participants the benefits of her ten years in publishing. This is a professional workshop intended for professional journalists with a defined project. Special guests: Jo Chandler and Russell Robinson.


Russell Robinson

Russell Robinson is an award-winning journalist who has worked in Melbourne, London and Hong Kong. Until recently he was an investigative reporter with the Herald Sun newspaper, focusing on crime. In August Pan Macmillan published Russell’s second book, Khaki Crims and Desperadoes, which traces th... Read more

Sybil Nolan

Sybil Nolan a lecturer in publishing and communications at the University of Melbourne. Her career includes stints as a newspaper journalist/editor and as a commissioning editor at Melbourne University Publishing. Nolan began her career as a newspaper journalist. She spent more than 15 years working... Read more

Jo Chandler

Jo Chandler is an award-winning freelance Australian journalist, author and editor. She has filed news and features from assignments across sub-Saharan Africa, Papua New Guinea, rural and remote Australia, Antarctica and Afghanistan. She has earned distinctions as an essayist, profile writer and na... Read more


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