Gail Bell

Gail Bell was born in Sydney, educated in pharmacy and education at the University of Sydney, and has worked as a pharmacist, drug educator, chemistry teacher, literacy tutor, and occasional reviewer and journalist. Her three major works to date are The Poison Principle(Picador), winner of the NSW Premier’s Prize for Non-Fiction 2002; SHOT: A Personal Response to Guns and Trauma (Picador), 2003, shortlisted for the Nita B. Kibble award and Quarterly Essay # 18: The Worried Well (Black Inc) 2005, all polished at and supported by Varuna.