Shalini Akhil is a writer/ humourist /nerd/mad crochet fan. Her first novel, The Bollywood Beauty was first published by Penguin in 2005 and made available by Momentum in 2012. Shalini has been shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, made it through to a Raw Comedy National Grand Final, and performed on stage in two Fringe Festival shows. She has had short fiction published in various anthologies including Meanjin, Girls Night In 4, Sleepers Anthology, Silverfish New Writing and Growing Up Asian in Australia. Her non-fiction work has also been published by The Age, and in the Women of Letters and Grandma Magic anthologies.
Shalini was born in Fiji, and lives with her husband in Melbourne. She’s working on her second novel.