Sulari Gentill


Sulari Gentill is the award-winning author of thirteen published novels. Her body of work includes the award-winning 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. The Rowland Sinclair Mysteries have been released in Australia and the US, in print, and worldwide as audiobooks.

Sulari has contributed articles to a number of magazines and blogs, including Inside History, Newswrite and Southerly. She has collaborated with National Gallery of Victoria to write a short fiction which was produced in audio to feature in the Fashion Detective Exhibition, and thereafter published by the NGV in both print and digital form. The Hero Trilogy is currently part of an ongoing global research project, Our Mythical Childhood, which examines the use of classical mythology in young adult fiction. 

Sulari has featured as an author and a masterclass presenter at a large number of literary festivals and events.  She has addressed school and university groups, lectured in literature and creative writing at Charles Sturt University, and presented a seminar to the Classics Faculty at Sydney University. As one of a group of seven writers, Sulari participated in the BASIN project to collaboratively write a play which toured in 2016.  She was an ambassador of the Emerging Writers’ Festival 2015 and the inaugural Eminient Writer in Residence at the Museum of Australian Democracy in 2015.  She is an experienced, sought-after, and passionate speaker on the subjects of literature and history. 

Sulari lives with her husband, Michael, and their boys, Edmund and Atticus, on a small farm in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, where she grows French Black Truffles and works in her pyjamas.  She remains in love with the art of writing.

Sulari was the winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel, 2018.

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