About

Zahid Gamieldien is an Australian author, screenwriter, editor and writing tutor. His debut novel will be published in 2024, and he’s currently working on his second novel, as well as a novella, short film and television series.

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Fiction

Latest

All the Missing Children – novel to be published by Ultimo Press in 2024; supported by major Create NSW grant

Selected other work

The Children – published as part of Platypus Press’s excellent “shorts” series

Pyrene – published in Overland and recorded for the podcast Lucky Punk

Three Deaths – published in Meanjin

A Barn with a Belfry – available to read for Kill Your Darlings subscribers

The Coast – prizewinner in the Bath Flash Fiction Awards

Contribution to What I’m Reading column – published in Meanjin

Attribution – published in Overland

Asya, On Her Fortieth Wedding Anniversary – published in Island Magazine (available to buy)

Holiday – published in the Newcastle Short Story Anthology

The Boy Who Believed in Magic – published in Mascara Literary Review

Looking Into a Beechwood Shack (2007) – selected for “best of” UTS Writers’ Anthology 1982-2022

The Thorny Nature of Belonging – published in Landfall (book review)

A Creature of Intelligence – published in Tincture Journal (available to buy)

Screenwriting

Selected work

All the Missing Children – TV series based on novel (forthcoming; work-in-progress)

Arabian Surfer – TV series in early development (work-in-progress; series created by Johnny Moubarak)

Falling into the Ocean – proof of concept short film (co-written by Johnny Moubarak)

Australian Monsters – finalist in C21’s Drama Series Script Competition (co-written by Ella Roby)

Lacuna – top 30 in AMC One-Hour Pilot Award at the Austin Film Festival (co-written by Ella Roby)

Portalgate – nominated for the Australian Writers’ Guild’s John Hinde Award and included in its Pathways Showcase (co-written by Ella Roby)

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Screenwriting

Selected work

All the Missing Children – TV series based on novel (forthcoming; work-in-progress)

Arabian Surfer – TV series in early development (work-in-progress; series created by Johnny Moubarak)

Falling into the Ocean – proof of concept short film (co-written by Johnny Moubarak)

Australian Monsters – finalist in C21’s Drama Series Script Competition (co-written by Ella Roby)

Lacuna – top 30 in AMC One-Hour Pilot Award at the Austin Film Festival (co-written by Ella Roby)

Portalgate – nominated for the Australian Writers’ Guild’s John Hinde Award and included in its Pathways Showcase (co-written by Ella Roby)