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The Art of Fiction: A Conversation with Sulari Gentill

The art of Fiction

Join us for a conversation with award-winning writer Sulari Gentill as she shares the 10 things every writer needs to know about the art of fiction and being published. Facilitated by the highly regarded Kaaron Warren, this will be a wide-ranging and entertaining event. Network drinks will follow.

This is a free event; RSVP to ACTWC via by Friday, November 27.

Sulari was the 2015 Eminent Writer-in-Residence, this program was developed by the ACT Writers Centre in collaboration with the Museum of Australian Democracy and supported by the ACT Government through artsACT.

About Sulari: Sulari Gentill is the author of the ‘Rowland Sinclair Mysteries’, a series of historical crime novels set in the 1930s about Rowland Sinclair, the gentleman artist-cum-amateur-detective. The first in the series A Few Right Thinking Men was shortlisted for Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best First Book. It’s sequel, A Decline in Prophets won the Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Fiction.  Miles Off Course was released in early 2012.  Paving the New Road followed in late 2012 and was shortlisted for the Davitt Award. Gentlemen Formerly Dressed and A Murder Unmentioned, were released in November 2013 and November 2014 respectively.  The latter was shortlisted for the 2015 Ned Kelly Award, the 2015 Davitt Award and the Australian Book Industry Association Award for best book by a small publisher. The most recent instalment in the Rowland Sinclair series, Give the Devil his Due, reached bookshelves on 1 November 2015. In 2014 Sulari collaborated with the National Gallery of Victoria to produce a short crime fiction titled “The Bequest” for the Fashion Detective Exhibition.  The story was produced in audio as an exhibit and thereafter published. Under the name S.D. Gentill, Sulari authored ‘The Hero Trilogy’ and adventure epic set in Homeric Greece.  All three books in the trilogy, Chasing Odysseus, Trying War, and The Blood of Wolves are out now. Sulari is currently working on the eighth Rowland Sinclair novel, much of the inspiration for which she garnered whilst Eminent Writer-in-Residence at the Museum of Australian Democracy – Old Parliament House.  More information about Sulari and her work is available at

About Kaaron: Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Award Nominee and Shirley Jackson Award winner Kaaron Warren has lived in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Fiji. She’s sold over 200 short stories, three novels (the multi-award-winning Slights, Walking the Tree, and Mistification) and sixshort story collections including the multi-award-winning Through Splintered Walls. Her latest short story collection is Cemetery Dance Selects: Kaaron Warren. Kaaron was a Fellow at The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, where she researched Robert Menzies, Sir William Ashton, and the Granny Killer, John Wayne Glover. The resulting crime novel should see print in 2016. More information about Kaaron and her work is available at


This event is proudly brought to you by the ACT Writers Centre in partnership with the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

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