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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.

Fiona was born in Sydney, Australia. She completed a BA in English at the University of Sydney and has a PhD in American literature from Cambridge University. She has received grants and residencies from the Australia Council for the Arts, St John’s College Cambridge, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and Phillip’s Exeter Academy, and she received an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin.

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