Be inspired by Sophie Cunningham at the 8th IPEd National Editors Conference

We are excited to announce that Melbourne-based writer and editor Sophie Cunningham will be one of our keynote speakers at the upcoming conference in Brisbane in September 2017.

Sophie has a wealth of experience in the Australian publishing industry:
• Former editor of Meanjin
• Former chair of Australian Council Literature Board
• Recipient of 2015 Calibre Prize for an essay
• Founding member of the Stella Prize
• Adjunct Professor at RMIT University
• Creative writing teacher
• Journalist
• Published author of two fiction novels and two non-fiction books
• Australian literary prizes judge

Sophie is a sought-after speaker and supporter of innovative fiction and non-fiction; we’re certain she will inspire you with her words.

Save the dates 13–15 September 2017 now to see Sophie at the 8th IPEd National Editors Conference. Registrations will open in February 2017.

More to come soon on our other speakers and exciting conference events.


Sophie Cunningham has been on the publishing scene in Australia for thirty years. A former publisher and editor, she is the author of two novels, Geography (2004) and Bird (2008) and, as part of the City Series, wrote Melbourne (2011). Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy, her most recent book, was published by Text Publishing in 2014 and shortlisted for several major literary prizes.  She is a former editor of Meanjin, and was, from 2011 to 2014 Chair of the Literature Board of the Australia Council. She is a founding and current board member of The Stella Prize.  Her essay, ‘Staying With the Trouble’ was the winner of the 2015 Calibre Prize. She is writing her third novel, ‘This Devastating Fever’ a novel based on Leonard Woolf’s time in Ceylon and a book of linked essays called #treeoftheday. She is an Adjunct Professor of RMIT University (non/fiction Lab), in the School Media and Communication in the College of Design and Social Context.