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All the Missing Children is a literary mystery-drama novel with creeping supernatural elements.

Ilene, a working class woman, is struggling to survive and desperate to reconnect with her children, Jack and Lonnie, in the aftermath of a near-fatal tragedy. But her children vanish, setting off a chain reaction within the community.

Suspended detective Omar helps out with the investigation, uncovering disquieting clues, but he keeps getting pulled away by a dangerous cold case.

Benji, a recovering addict, finds peace by breeding lorikeets and caring for his mother, only to have his clean life upended by a stranger’s menacing threat.

Nera, a city lawyer grieving on a country farm, wants to find out who killed one of her animals and is faced with increasingly strange and unsettling answers.

In this gripping tale of human frailty and the other-worldly, each of the characters must confront the mystery of what really happened to Jack and Lonnie.

Zahid Gamieldien is an authorscreenwriter, editor and writing tutor. He is the author of the novel All the Missing Children (Ultimo Press, 2024), which has been optioned to be developed into a television series.

His short fiction has been published in literary journals including OverlandMeanjinKill Your DarlingsIsland Magazine and many others. His work has also been listed for the Richell Prize and selected for inclusion in the ‘best of’ fortieth anniversary edition of The UTS Writers’ Anthology.

His screenwriting has been listed for awards, and as an editor and writing tutor he’s helped several authors get their work into print. Most recently, he received funding to undertake a residency at Varuna House and a major grant from Create NSW to complete his second novel.

Zahid is represented by Caitlan Cooper-Trent of Curtis Brown.

You can find Zahid on Instagram and Linktree. You can also contact him using this form, although please note that he is not currently taking on new editing clients.