The Little Girl on the Ice Floe author Adélaïde Bon explores a topic that has long fascinated her: the history of witches. Beginning with the witch-hunts of the Renaissance, she considers how depictions of witches have evolved, examining nasty archetypes portrayed by writers like Roald Dahl, and their counterparts as imagined by the likes of Babette Cole. Adélaïde explains how witches have empowered her and how writing itself is like brewing potions with words.

Adélaïde Bon (International)

Adélaïde Bon

Adélaïde Bon is a French writer and actor. She is a graduate of the École supérieure d'art dramatique désigne in Paris, and has acted in state theatres and for television, and devised and performed in numerous shows. In parallel, she completed five years of training on issues of gender equality under the auspices of a feminist company partnered with the European Association Against Violence Against Women and the Mémoire Traumatique association, led by Dr Muriel Salmona. She has over ten years' experience facilitating writing and empowerment workshops for people in situations of hardship. She lives in Paris, and The Little Girl on the Ice Floe is her first book.

Nadia Bailey (Australian)

Nadia Bailey

Nadia Bailey is an author, journalist and critic. She has published three non-fiction books on popular culture, and her short fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction has been widely represented in journals and independent presses. She is a current recipient of the Midsumma Futures Fellowship, a creative development program for emerging queer artists.