Tag Archives: Sulari Gentill

Creative Lives: Interview with Sulari Gentill

I had the great pleasure recently of interviewing award-winning Australian writer and my dear friend Sulari Gentill for the Creative Lives series. Creative Lives: The Interview Series is an initiative of the South Asian Diaspora International Researchers’ Network (SADIRN), a … Continue reading

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The Half-Child, re-birthed

My second novel The Half-Child is probably my personal favourite of my books, so it’s always a particular source of delight when it rates a mention on the internet and/or in real life. The book was published in 2010, making … Continue reading

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The Poisoned Pen

My online friend Kathy in New York told me about The Poisoned Pen when she learned I’d be visiting Phoenix. The famous bookstore in the suburb of Scottsdale was founded by Barbara Peters in 1989, who later went on to establish the Poisoned … Continue reading

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Top Australian crime reads 2015

It’s that time of year for ‘best of’ lists. Usually a ‘top five’ or ‘top ten’ proposition, I’ve decided to go with my top six Australian crime reads for 2015, seeing as how it makes for a neat collage. First, … Continue reading

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GenreCon: Writers helping writers

@KylieScottbooks @SulariGentill @MaryRobinette @KaaronWarren @mdepierres @cspacat @angsavage Panel of Awesome! #GCoz pic.twitter.com/GKqFX9zTNt — Robert G Cook (@robgcook) November 1, 2015 Last weekend I had my first experience of GenreCon, a biennial, three-day conference for writers and writing professionals, held in … Continue reading

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Davitt Awards 2015

Reproduced with permission from the Sisters in Crime Australia Inc website. I’ll add that it was a genuine pleasure on the awards night to interview Sophie Hannah, and elicit her advice to aspiring writers, which boiled down to, ‘Say yes … Continue reading

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Top 10 Crime Reads 2014

I was asked recently by the team at Radio National Books and Arts Daily to do a wrap-up of my Top 5 favourite crime reads for 2014. I’m sure I’m not the only author or reader for whom this is … Continue reading

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Crime & Justice Festival 2014

The Crime & Justice Festival at Readers Feast Bookstore, now in it’s seventh year, is unique in bringing commentators and practitioners in the field of justice, together with crime writers, to explore the big issues of the day. I participated … Continue reading

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Crime & Justice Festival 2014

The seventh Crime & Justice Festival will take place at Readers Feast Bookstore in Melbourne on 15-16 November 2014. As Readers Feast General Manager Mary Dalmau points out, the festival is ‘the only one of its kind in the world’ … Continue reading

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Review: Gentlemen Formerly Dressed

Sulari Gentill has produced another winning novel with Gentlemen Formerly Dressed, the latest instalment in the Rowland Sinclair series of historical crime fiction series set in the 1930s. With its witty, erudite plot and engaging cast of characters, Gentlemen Formerly Dressed … Continue reading

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