Sean Wilson

I’m Sean


I’m a writer based in Melbourne, Australia.

I grew up in the outer suburbs of Perth, Western Australia.

My fiction has appeared in journals and anthologies. In 2016, I was shortlisted for the Patrick White Playwrights Award by Sydney Theatre Company – Australia’s largest prize for an unproduced play.

Gemini Falls, my debut novel, is available now. I wrote a piece for the Guardian about the inspiration for the novel.



Image: Sebastian Morillo



Melbourne, 1930, as the Great Depression is taking hold: Thirteen-year-old Morris Turner, a little anxious by nature, feels more at home gazing at the stars than spending time with his detached father Jude, a detective, and older sister, Lottie. When a young woman is murdered in Jude’s home town of Gemini, he is assigned to solve the case. With fear and polio rising in the city, Jude reluctantly takes Morris and Lottie to the small town he left long ago.

At the family farm in Gemini, Morris meets relations who are strangers – an aunt, an uncle, and a cousin obsessed with detective novels – and is drawn into a community reeling from a murder and a financial crash. Without a clear suspect for the killing, suspicions have turned to the downtrodden, huddled in camps outside the town. But Morris is sure there is more to this case. With the help of new friends, he turns his attention instead to the people around him, confronting his fears and searching for a killer in a town full of mysteries – a search that will bring secrets old and new to the surface, and leave someone else fighting for their life.



A selected list of other writing published and/or recognised in awards.


Shortlisted for the 2016 Patrick White Playwrights Award (Sydney Theatre Company)


The Ferry
The Big Issue
The Fiction Edition, September, 2022

Shortlisted for the Newcastle Short Story Award 2021

Issue 162

Oppressive Nights
Finalist for the Spring Story Contest, Narrative Magazine

Shortlisted for the Stuart Hadow Short Story Prize

Nail House
Shortlisted for the Newcastle Short Story Award 2020

By The Pond
Wet Ink (Shortlisted for the Wet Ink/CAL Short Story Prize)


You can reach me on the form below. And you can also find me on Instagram.

I’m represented by Lyn Tranter at Australian Literary Management.

For Gemini Falls media enquiries, please contact Affirm Press publicity on (03) 8695 9627 or