S3 E4 QWS: Fiona Kelly McGregor with Jono Butler

S3 E4 QWS: Fiona Kelly McGregor with Jono Butler

3/28/2024

• S3E4. Queer Writes Session: Jonathan Butler with Fiona Kelly McGregor

In this episode Jono chats with Fiona Kelly McGregor, a multidisciplinary writer, artist and critic who has published eight books. When in Sydney, Fiona lives and works on Gadigal land.
Her most recent book was Iris, Picador Pan Macmillan, (2022), shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, the ALS Gold Medal, the NSW Premier’s Award, the ARA Historical Novel Prize, and longlisted for the Stella Prize, the Voss Literary Award, the BookPeople and ABDA Awards.
Highlights from their chat:
• How to marry the historical archive with a compelling narrative that feels true
• The importance of capturing the personality of place in literature
• Ways queer writers can be brave with their work
• Generous writing advice and shout outs
Queer Writes Session (QWS) Podcast, a Words & Nerds spin off series hosted by Rob aka R.W.R. McDonald and Jonathan Butler, in partnership with Blarney Books & Art in Port Fairy.

Books mentioned and reviews can be found on QUEER WRITES SESSIONS | Blarney Books and Art

Resources mentioned and a transcript for this episode’s interview is available at QWS Podcast · R.W.R. McDonald https://rwrmcdonald.com/

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