Fiona Melrose  image: Taryn Millar

About the author

Fiona is the author of two novels. Her debut, Midwinter was a Bailey’s Prize listed novel and was short-listed for the New Angle Prize. In South Africa it was Long-listed for the Sunday Times Novel award. Her second novel, Johannesburg, was again listed by the SA Sunday Times and was short-listed for the Royal Society of Literature Encore Award. Her short stories have been dramatised for the BBC and she contributes to BBC Radio Four.

Her agent is Jo Unwin at JULA and she is published in the UK by Corsair/Little Brown and others in Europe.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Fiona came to writing relatively late, having had various careers in academia and in political and risk analysis for NGO's and the private sector. She has spent much of her adult like in the UK, London and Suffolk in particular, and continues to keep a foot in both continents.

Fiona is currently completing her third novel.