The ACT Writers Centre is excited to announce that Sulari Gentill has been awarded the inaugural ACT Eminent Writer’s Residency.
Sulari is the author of nine published novels, with the tenth to be released in November 2015. Her body of work includes the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, a series of historical crime novels chronicling the life and adventures of her 1930s Australian gentleman artist, and the Hero Trilogy, based on the myths and epics of the ancient world.
Sulari’s latest publication, A Murder Unmentioned, was shortlisted for both the 2015 ABIA Award in the Best Adult Book by a Small Publisher category, and the 2015 Davitt Award. She plans to spend her time as the Eminent Writer-in-Residence at the Australian Museum of Democracy researching the political and social upheaval behind the next Rowland Sinclair novel.
The program will provide Sulari with receive a stipend of $5,000 plus the provision of accommodation at the recently refurbished Gorman Arts Centre, and an office at the Museum of Australian Democracy. Sulari will also complete a community engagement program, details of which will be released in the coming weeks.
Daryl Karp, Director of the Museum of Australian Democracy is pleased with the selection. “We’re thrilled to be hosting Sulari Gentill at Old Parliament House – if these walls could speak what tumultuous tales they would tell! We’re looking forward to hearing what hidden histories Sulari will uncover.”
The ACT Writers Centre is also pleased to announce that, thanks to ongoing support from the ACT Government through artsACT, and from the Museum of Australian Democracy, the ACT Eminent Writer-in-Residence Program be run again in 2016, with applications to open early in the year.
The 2015 Eminent Writer-in-Residence Program is an initiative of the ACT Writers Centre and is supported by the ACT Government through artsACT.