AWARD for Pantera Press! [06.09.2012]
Winning the prestigious Davitt award for A Decline in Prophets (the second Rowland Sinclair novel), as well as publishing the third and fourth books in the series earlier this year, establishes Sulari Gentill reputation as a writer of prodigious quality and depth.
This year 49 books published in 2011 competed for five Davitts. The awards were announced and presented at a gala dinner and ceremony by award-winning Swedish crime writer Ǻsa Larsson at the Celtic Club in Melbourne last night. Sisters in Crime has named the Davitts in honour of Ellen Davitt (1812-1879) who wrote Australia’s first mystery novel, Force and Fraud, in 1865.
A Decline in Prophets is the second novel in Sulari’s award winning Rowland Sinclair mystery series, meticulously researched stories about art, money, and crime, with charmingly Australian characters and set in a backdrop of the 1930s and the Great Depression.
Sulari Gentill is a writer to watch. All six of her novels have been critically acclaimed and her debut novel, A Few Right Thinking Men, the first in the Rowland Sinclair series, was shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book.