2024 Pasadena Festival of Women Authors | Fiona McFarlane

2024 Pasadena Festival of Women Authors | Fiona McFarlane

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Fiona McFarlane at the 2024 Pasadena Festival of Women Authors

Fiona McFarlane

Fiona McFarlane

2024 PFWA

Won the Dylan Thomas Prize for The High Places

In brilliant, symphonic prose, The Sun Walks Down transports the reader to a town in colonial Australia turned upside down by the search for a missing boy. From bride to widow, artist to shopkeeper, indigenous tracker to policeman, readers learn the intimate thoughts and concerns of townsfolk as they confront each other and the harsh land they occupy. A native of Australia, McFarlane attended the University of Sydney, Cambridge University, and the University of Texas at Austin. She’s the author of the novel, The Night Guest, and a short story collection, The High Places, which won the Dylan Thomas Prize. McFarlane teaches at UC Berkeley and lives in the Bay Area.

“A thrilling success . . . McFarlane spins a novel full of mystery and wonder.” – The Wall Street Journal. “Masterful storytelling . . . We read on captivated by the novel’s beautiful prose and polyphonic voices, and marveling at both its epic scope and rare intimacy.” – The Washington Post

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  • Katherine R. SChlaerth, MD Reply

    Would like to know how to get a very depressing book about reality published…not a novel. How do I get an agent for such a book, or anyone to actually publish it ?

    April 16, 2024 at 12:26 pm

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