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Fiona McFarlane

The Night Guest, Fiona McFarlane’s striking debut novel, has been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and was the winner of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards' 2014 UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing. It’s a gripping story of love, dependence, fear and the end of a life.

Join Fiona for an evening of dinner, drinks and great literary company, as she talks about the inspiration behind her latest work –and her thoughts on its sensational reception - with Melbourne Writers Festival director Lisa Dempster.


Portrait of Lisa Dempster

Lisa Dempster

Lisa Dempster is the Director of the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Portrait of Fiona McFarlane

Fiona McFarlane

Fiona McFarlane’s debut novel is The Night Guest. Her short stories have been published in the New Yorker, Zoetrope, Southerly, the Missouri Review and Best Australian Short Stories. She lives in Sydney.

Books and Ideas at Montalto

Why go postal when you can go coastal?

On seven Fridays throughout the year, from March to November, the Wheeler Centre brings the best of Australian writing to the Mornington Peninsula. Swap the hustle of the city for an unhurried, immersive look at the stories behind the stories – all while enjoying outstanding food and wine, fascinating company and the opportunity to hear from writers in an intimate and relaxed setting.

Share in Books and Ideas at Montalto – perfect for lovers of fine writing, good conversation and great wine.


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