Killings is thrilled to announced our new columnists for 2015. These five brilliant writers and thinkers will inform, provoke and entertain as they range far and wide in their musings on culture and society. Their fortnightly columns commence from January 19th.

Your columnists, and their topics, are:

Books and Writing – James Tierney
James Tierney is a freelance writer and reviewer based in Sydney. His work has appeared in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and Australian Book Review. He blogs at A Long, Slow Goodbye and tweets as @viragohaus.

Film and TV – Anwen Crawford
Anwen Crawford is a Sydney-based writer. She is the music critic for The Monthly magazine. Her essays have been published in Overland, Meanjin, The Age and Frieze, among others. Her book Live Through This is published by Bloomsbury.

Gaming and Technology – Katie Williams
Katie Williams is a freelance tech and gaming journalist writing about the intersection of interactivity, technology, and culture. She has written for numerous print and online gaming publications and in 2013 was Co-Director of the Freeplay Independent Games Festival. Currently based in Silicon Valley, Katie misses Melbourne coffee a lot. @desensitisation /

LGBTQI and Feminism – Rebecca Shaw
Rebecca Shaw is a Brisbane-based freelance writer and co-host of comedy podcast Bring a Plate. For dumb jokes and angry rants follow her @brocklesnitch /

Theatre and Performing Arts – Jane Howard
Jane Howard is a freelance arts journalist, critic and researcher, primarily focusing on the performing arts. Based in Adelaide and covering work nationally, her writing has appeared in publications including Guardian Australia, ABC Arts Online, and The Lifted Brow, among others. As a researcher, she has worked with Flinders University, Australia Council, and Playwriting Australia. @noplain / 

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.