Nalini de Sielvie was born in Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka. On leaving school she worked in an Advertising agency in Colombo and qualified as a Journalist at the Ceylon College of Journalism. In November 1970 Nalini married and later immigrated to Australia with her husband in 1972 and has two sons.
During the next few years Nalini wrote continuously and also qualified as a Commercial Artist. She entered several literary competitions held by local newspapers, magazines and Writers World Queensland, winning many awards for her work.
In 1995, Nalini was included in ‘Who’s Who of Australian Writers’. She worked for the Commonwealth Government from 1986 to 2005 and is currently a member of the Society of Women Writers Victoria, Victorian Writers’ Centre, Authors Inc and Peninsula Arts Society. Nalini exhibits her paintings at various venues and has won first prize for her paintings.
Nalini also teaches piano at a local primary school and her many hobbies include oil and pastel painting, handicrafts, gardening, music, classic movies, quiz shows, playing piano and reading, especially historical novels and biographies.
List of my publications to date:
Edge of Nowhere – Reprint – 2012
Dark Shores – Return to Serendib – 2012
Serendib – Isle of dreams – Reprint – 2011
Wild Poppies – Stories and Verse – 2010
An Eternal Summer – 2008
Is this your Caruso? Biography of tenor Luigi Campeotto – 2006
Catsville – 2005
Edge of Nowhere – 2004
Serendib – Isle of Dreams – 1998
Return to Enchantment – Stories and Verse – 1987