Shalini Akhil i(11 works by)
Born: Established: 1973
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Fiji,
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South Pacific, Pacific Region,
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Gender: Female
Heritage: Fijian Indian
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BiographyHistory

Shalini Akhil is a Melbourne-based Indo-Fijian fiction writer. In 2001, she won a competition run by the Melbourne Writers' Festival in which writers were required to pitch ideas for novels to a panel of judges and a vocal audience. In 2003 she entered 'Raw Comedy', run by radio station Triple J, and went on to become a national finalist. In 2005 Shalini Akhil was completing a Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing at Deakin University.

Awards for Works

The Bollywood Beauty 2004 single work novel Kesh is born and bred in Australia: drinks at the pub; studies feminist theory; a fun-loving gal of Fijian-Indian background. Rupa is born and bred in Fiji; scared to leave the house; makes own roti; the full-on 'Bollywood Beauty'. When Rupa comes to stay with her cousin Kesh, it's a complete culture clash. (Publisher website)
2004 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer Submitted with title 'You've Changed'.
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