This week Cheryl Akle is joined by Fiona Wright to discuss her Prime Minister’s Literary Awards-shortlisted poetry collection, Domestic Interior. Together they talk about Fiona’s success as a writer of both poetry and non-fiction, and the places, people, and experiences that inspire her work.
Fiona Wright is a writer, editor and critic from Sydney. Her book of essays Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays on Hunger won the 2016 Nita B. Kibble Award for Women Writers, the Queensland Literary Award for non-fiction, and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the NSW Premier’s Douglas Stewart Award. Her first poetry collection, Knuckled, won the 2012 Dame Mary Gilmore Award. She has recently completed a PhD at Western Sydney University’s Writing & Society Research Centre. Her poems and essays have been published in The Australian, and in the literary journals Meanjin, Island, Overland, The Lifted Brow, Seizure and HEAT.