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Sulari Gentill Sulari Gentill i(A132345 works by) (a.k.a. S. D. Gentill)
Born: Established:
Sri Lanka,
South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Gender: Female
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Sulari Gentill describes herself in the following way: 'I'm Australian. I was born in Sri Lanka, learned to speak English in Zambia and grew up in Brisbane. I went to University to study Astrophysics, graduated in Law and after years of corporate contracts, realized I just wanted to tell stories.'

Gentill's literary achievements include being commended in the Fellowship of Australian Writers' 2008 Jim Hamilton Award, longlisted for the Hachette/QLD Writers' Centre Australian Manuscript Development Program for fiction writers, and shortlisted for the 2008 New Holland Publishers and NSW Writers Centre Genre Fiction Award. She has also been awarded a Varuna Fellowship.

Source: Sulari Gentill's website,
Sighted: 12/10/2010

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 recipient Literature Board Grants Grants for Developing Writers

Career development grant valued at $25,000

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon A Dangerous Language Neutral Bay : Pantera Press , 2017 11462597 2017 single work novel detective historical fiction

'Volunteering his services as a pilot to fly renowned international peace advocate Egon Kisch between Fremantle and Melbourne, Rowland is unaware how hard Australia 's new attorney-general will fight to keep the raging reporter off Australian soil.

'In this, it seems, the government is not alone, as clandestine right-wing militias reconstitute into deadly strike forces.

'A disgraced minister, an unidentified corpse and an old flame all bring their own special bedlam. Once again Rowland Sinclair stands against the unthinkable, with an artist, a poet and a brazen sculptress by his side.' (Synopsis)

2018 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
y separately published work icon Crossing the Lines Neutral Bay : Pantera Press , 2017 11455446 2017 single work novel

'When Madeleine d’Leon conjures Ned McGinnity as the hero in her latest crime novel, she makes him a serious writer simply because the irony of a protagonist who’d never lower himself to read the story in which he stars, amuses her. When Ned McGinnity creates Madeleine d’Leon, she is his literary device, a writer of detective fiction who is herself a mystery to be unravelled. As Ned and Madeleine play out their own lives while writing the other’s story, they find themselves crossing the lines that divide the real and the imagined. This is a story about two people trying to hold onto each other beyond reality.' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
2018 winner Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best Novel
y separately published work icon The Prodigal Son : A Rowland Sinclair Novella Seaforth : Pantera Press , 2016 10443146 2016 single work novella historical fiction mystery


After eight years abroad, Rowland Sinclair has come home to a house he hates, and a city which seems conservative... and dull.

He longs to return to the bright lights of Europe. Until an old friend persuades him to join Sydney Art School.

There, under the tutelage of the renowned Julian Ashton, Rowland learns to paint and finds himself drawn into the avant-garde world of Sydney’s artistic set.

But murder rears its ugly head and Rowland must decide who his friends really are.

Source: Publisher's Blurb

2017 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
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