Fiona Kelly McGregor

Fiona Kelly McGregor is a cross-disciplinary writer, artist and critic, whose recent non-fiction collection Buried not dead was shortlisted for the VPLA. Her novel Indelible ink won Age Book of the Year and was published in French by Actes-Sud; experimental writing includes photo essay A novel idea, and the underground classic Chemical palace. Earlier books are Strange museums, a travel memoir of a performance art tour through Poland, and short story collection Suck my toes/Dirt, which won the Steele Rudd Award. In 2021, Fiona was writer-in-residence at Carriageworks for performance art. From 2021-2022 she was BR Whiting Studio writer-in-residence in Rome, Italy. She contributes regularly to The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Monthly and more. McGregoris also known for an extensive repertoire of performance art which has been presented live and with video nationally and internationally. Forthcoming from Picador is the first in a duet of novels based on the life of queer petty criminal Iris Webber, active in Sydney’s sly grog underworld from the 1930s-1950s. When in Sydney, McGregor lives and works on the unceded lands of the Gadigal people.

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