Annette Marfording is a writer, creative writing teacher, blogger and book critic, former Program Director of the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival and creator of a radio program on Australian writers and their work.

She is the author of Celebrating Australian Writing: Conversations with Australian Authors, which features 21 in-depth conversations with contemporary Australian writers, delving into their body of work, central themes, strengths, and writing methods.

Authors include David Malouf, Charlotte Wood, Alex Miller, Di Morrissey, the late Bryce Courtenay, Michael Robotham, indigenous authors Larissa Behrendt and Kate Howarth, Robert Dessaix, and more.