A major voice in Australian, Fiona McFarlane is best known for her debut novel, The Night Guest, published in 2013. The Night Guest is a psychological thriller that tells the story of an elderly woman who begins to believe that a tiger has moved into her home. The novel received widespread critical acclaim and was shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Miles Franklin Award and the Guardian First Book Award.
McFarlane also published a collection of short stories titled The High Places, which was released in 2016 and won the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her stories have been featured in various publications, including The New Yorker, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and Zoetrope: All-Story.
Fiona’s unique style of writing, which blends elements of mystery, psychological suspense, and literary fiction, has earned her a reputation as one of the most exciting writers of her generation in Australia and beyond.