About

About

Zahid Gamieldien is an Australian author, screenwriter, editor and writing tutor.

Fiction

Latest

The Children – available to buy as part of Platypus Press’s excellent “shorts” series

Holiday – forthcoming in the Newcastle Short Story Anthology

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

Selected other work

Attribution – published in Overland

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

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

The Coast – prizewinner in the Bath Flash Fiction Awards

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

Half a Skinned Rabbit – published in Pantheon Magazine

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

Three Deaths – published in Meanjin

Screenwriting

Selected work (with co-screenwriter Ella Roby)

Australian Monsters – finalist in C21’s Drama Series Script Competition

Lacuna – top 30 in AMC One-Hour Pilot Award at the Austin Film Festival

Portalgate – nominated for the Australian Writers’ Guild’s John Hinde Award and included in its Pathways Showcase

A Victimless Crime – official selection in the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival, among others

Screenwriting

Selected work (with co-screenwriter Ella Roby)

Australian Monsters – finalist in C21’s Drama Series Script Competition

Lacuna – top 30 in AMC One-Hour Pilot Award at the Austin Film Festival

Portalgate – nominated for the Australian Writers’ Guild’s John Hinde Award and included in its Pathways Showcase

A Victimless Crime – official selection in the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival, among others