Meet our Authors
Adam Crettenden is a racing broadcaster with more than twenty years experience. He has held his fulltime position as a leading voice of Victorian country racing since 1996, calling over 2500 race meetings. He can be heard on a regular basis via Australia’s racing radio network as well as Sky Racing, and is also a racecaller and presenter for Racing.com, a free-to-air TV affiliate of Seven West Media. Adam is the author of Subzero: More than a Melbourne Cup Hero. Manikato is his second book
With an architect as her father and a journalist as her mother, it's hardly surprising that Alison's vocation would eventually embrace both disciplines. Having worked as a writer, designer, columnist, editor and copywriter, Alison now spends much of her time researching and documenting 1950s and 1960s architecture. She lives in Beaumaris in a mid-century modern house designed by her father's firm in 1957 and furnished with many of the pieces inherited from the family home she grew up in and where her love of modernist design was born. Alison's passion lead her to be co-author of Beaumaris Modern.
Allan Paull's musical talent has taken him around the world; it has afforded him once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunities on radio shows, with the 'Folies Bergere' at 'The Tiv', with Joe Loss on BBC TV, for Carols by Candlelight and Graham Kennedy's In Melbourne Tonight on GTV9. In 1966 he even entertained troops in Vietnam. Paull's auto-biography is entitled Who the Hell is Allan Paull.
Dr Amanda Scardamaglia is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Swinburne Law School. Her area of research is intellectual property law with a special focus on empirical and historical studies in trade mark law, branding and advertising. She is author of the book Colonial Australian Trade Mark Law: Narratives in Lawmaking, People, Power and Place (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2015). Amanda was a State Library of Victoria Creative Fellow in 2015–2016. Her most recent book, Printed on Stone: The Lithographs of Charles Troedel was published in 2020.
Amy Zurrer is the historian for the World Trade Centre. She completed two Bachelor's degrees and a Master's degree in Canada, before moving to Australia in 2008 to commence further postgraduate study at the University of Melbourne. After being recommended by the university, she was taken on as a full-time historian by Asset1 WTC. Her work focuses on the World Trade Centre, the Yarra River, Wharves of the World and early history of Melbourne, and she has assisted greatly in supporting the neighbouring Mission to Seafarers Centre and its role within the community.
Annette Cooper has had a lifelong interest in Melbourne's social and architectural history, especially the landscape of the city. She was a devoted client of Georges, enjoying its elegant and refined atmosphere. In Remembering Georges, she brings together these two interests, and hopes that the book will serve as a tribute to one of Melbourne's most-loved stores.
Anthony Breslin is a prominent Australian visual and performance artist. He graduated with a Fine Art degree from RMIT University in 1999; completed a residency at New York’s exclusive and prestigious Point B Studios in 2007; and was the recipient of the International Award for Emerging Artists at the 2008 Shanghai Art Fair. Breslin’s work has been showcased in solo and group shows in Australia, the US, the UK, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and China, and his most famous works include Trybe: An Opera in Paint and a window- display installation commissioned by Myer on Bourke Street, Melbourne. Breslin has also worked as a designer/art director for music videos, of which one was awarded an Aria and another nominated for Best Design at the AFI Awards, and he has been featured in a number of art magazines and newspapers. Recently he has been working on large-scale performance and installation projects at schools in Victoria and NSW. Breslin is the author of Frantic Bloom and Brezania.