About Bel Vidal
Bel Vidal is the pen name of a Bolivian-born Australian writer who since 1988 has called Sydney home.
Her works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry have been widely published both in English and Spanish, under her pen name, her real name and other pseudonyms.
Soon after arriving in Sydney, she was the recipient of an Australian Council of the Arts grant to publish a bilingual collection of poems and short stories, Arcoiris de Sueños / Rainbow of Dreams.
An earlier draft of her novel Exuberance was short-listed for the Varuna-Harper Collins award for manuscript development, and was awarded the five-day Varuna Awards Residential Masterclass.
Bel has a BA in Communications, Majoring in Creative Writing (UTS) and a Masters in writing for the Media (Macquarie University).
She feels fortunate that she has been able to work in her chosen field of communications and media, using her writing skills towards advocating for positive social change.
Bel is also a book lover, film buff, bush walking enthusiast, keen photographer / designer, adventurous traveller, avid storyteller, occasional rock and roll dancer and blogger.
Read Bel's 'Midnight Musings' here.