Judges


Erik Jensen
Editor, The Saturday Paper

Erik Jensen is the founding editor of The Saturday Paper. He has worked as a writer and editor at the Sydney Morning Herald, where he won the Walkley Award for Young Print Journalist of the Year and the UNAA’s Media Peace Prize. His work has appeared in various publications, including The Monthly and New Statesman. Erik is also the author of Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen, for which he won the 2015 Nib Prize for Literature.

Suzanne Santos
General Manager, Retail and Customer Service, Aesop

Suzanne Santos began her role at Aesop in 1987 and has been actively involved in critical aspects of the company’s development, in international as well as Australian markets. Suzanne travels the world as an ambassador for Aesop, overseeing its introduction into new markets, working with and tutoring representative agents in Aesop products and standards, and visiting stores to work with both clients and consultants.

Professor Marcia Langton AM

Professor Marcia Langton AM is an anthropologist and geographer. Since 2000 she has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. She is a member of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians and in 2012 gave the Boyer lectures titled ‘The Quiet Revolution: Indigenous People and the Resources Boom’.

David Malouf AO

David Malouf AO is the internationally acclaimed author of novels including Ransom; The Great World, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger; Remembering Babylon, which won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; and An Imaginary Life. His Collected Stories won the 2008 Australia-Asia Literary Award.

David Marr

David Marr is the multi-award-winning author of Patrick White: a Life and The High Price of Heaven, and co-author with Marian Wilkinson of Dark Victory. He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age and the Monthly, been editor of the National Times, a reporter for Four Corners and presenter of ABC-TV’s Media Watch. He is author of five Quarterly Essays, including profiles of Kevin Rudd, Tony Abbott and George Pell. He has written for The Saturday Paper and is a writer for Guardian Australia.