Dr Sunil Badami is a writer, critic, broadcaster and academic. He has a BA (Hons) in Communications (UTS), MA (Distinction) in Creative and Life Writing (Goldsmiths) and a Doctorate of Creative Arts (UTS).

He has written for publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Weekend, The Australian, The Monthly, The Guardian, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Art and Australia, Southerly, Island, Westerly, Meanjin and more on literature, film, travel, food, film, culture, race and politics. His work has been published in Australia and overseas, including in Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Essays. He has taught creative writing at the University of NSW, University of Technology, Sydney and Faber Academy at Allen and Unwin, and is chair of a panel at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. He presented the national ABC Local Radio show Sunday Takeaway, and continues to appear from time to time on ABC Local Radio, Radio National, Double J and ABC TV. He lives in Sydney.

The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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