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Summary

Dr. Sarah Rossetti has for many years written as a multi award winning screenwriter, with major produced credits in many genres. She is also an educator and script editor and an emerging artist (acrylics). In 2009, she attained her PhD at Murdoch University, and in 2024, Sarah's debut novel, "Nullarbor Pearl", was published by Interactive Publications and Glasshouse Books. Sarah's UNIQUE offer to Bookclubs around Australia who buy 10 copies or more at once is that not only will they will receive a 10% discount from her publisher via [email protected], but Sarah will also attend in person or on Zoom when the bookclub discusses her book. Additionally, all novel purchasers will receive for free Sarah's produced 10 minute short film script, "Pilbara Pearl" which inspired the novel.

Biography

Dr. Sarah Rossetti lives in Perth, WA and in Uki in Northern NSW. In 1988, she completed a Bachelor of Arts with a Creative writing major, earning a Distinction in Communication & Cultural Studies at Curtin University. She has credits in a wide variety of genres and has won five national awards for screenwriting. Sarah writes commissioned TV dramas and feature documentaries, works as a script editor and assessor, and has lectured in screenwriting at three WA universities, and at SAE in Byron Bay, NSW. In 2007, Sarah was appointed board member of the Australian Writers’ Guild, a position she held for three years. In 2009, she completed her PhD in Media Studies at Murdoch University, WA. "Nullarbor Pearl", Sarah’s debut novel, written with the support of Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (WA) was published by Glasshouse Books in April 2024. Sarah believes it could easily to be adapted into a feature film, by enhancing her early film script with the novel’s further development.

Relevant qualifications

NOVELIST:
2024: "Nullarbor Pearl": Debut novel written with the support of Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (WA).

AWARDS:
2000: Winner of the National If Award – Best Emerging Talent in Australia (Pilbara/Nullarbor Pearl film scripts).
Winner of the WA Lotteries Commission Award for Film Excellence (Pilbara Pearl).
Winner of the National AWGIE Award - Broadcast Documentary (Lobster Tales).
1999: Winner of the National AWGIE Award - Short Film (Pilbara Pearl).
1998: Winner of the National AWGIE Award - First Radio Play (Surfers Tension).
1997: Winner of the National AWGIE Award - Children’s Original (Culture Clash).
1996: Winner of the W.A Premier’s Book Awards - Script Section (Culture Clash).
Winner of Most Outstanding Student prize for creative writing at Curtin University.

EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS:
2018-2020 Lecturer in Screenwriting SAE Byron Bay, NSW. Returned to WA in January 2020.
2015: Lecturer Screenwriting Murdoch University, WA.
2010: Lecturer Screenwriting Murdoch University, WA.
2009: Honorary Research Associate Murdoch University, WA.
Course Coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor of MCC353 Writing for the Screen, Murdoch University, WA, 2009 and 2010.
2006-2009: Completed her PhD in Media Studies at Murdoch University, WA.
2007-2010: Appointed National Executive Council (Board Member) of the Australian Writers’ Guild Australia.
2004-2009: Script Assessor for the Australian Writers' Guild, and Committee Member, Western Australia.
2004: Lecturer and Tutor of Scriptwriting at Murdoch University, WA.
2003: Lecturer and Tutor of Scriptwriting at Edith Cowan University, WA.
2000-2005: Adjunct Teaching Fellow & Scriptwriting Tutor at Curtin University, WA.
1998: Creative Writing Major. B.A with Distinction in Communication & Cultural Studies at Curtin University, WA.
1996-2007: Committee Member and Full Member of the Australian Writers’ Guild.

Recent experience

Debut Novelist, "Nullarbor Pearl".

Publications

Nullarbor Pearl

Nullarbor Pearl

Publisher: Interactive Publications and Glasshouse Books.

Publ. date: 2024

Genre: Magical Realism

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Website http://www.sarahrossetti.com

Phone 0419838282

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