Fiona MacFarlane

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Australia | 2018

Fiona McFarlane’s first novel, The Night Guest (2013), was translated into 19 languages. It won the Voss Literary Prize, a New South Wales Premier’s Prize, and the Barbara Jefferis Award, and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, an LA Times Book Prize, and the Miles Franklin Literary Award, among others. In 2013, she was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist. Her collection of short fiction, The High Places, was published in 2016 and in 2017 won the International Dylan Thomas Prize. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Zoetrope: All-StorySoutherly, and Best Australian Stories, among others. She has won an O. Henry Prize, and in September 2017 was included in Freeman’s magazine’s ‘The Future of New Writing’ issue. Fiona has received writing fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, St John’s College Cambridge, the Australia Council for the Arts, the Michener Center for Writers, and Phillips Exeter Academy. She lives in Sydney.