The World Was Whole is Fiona Wright’s follow-up to her award-winning 2015 essay collection, Small Acts of Disappearance. Shortlisted for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for poetry for Domestic Interior, Fiona is one of Australia’s most lucid writers on interiority and self, concerned with the small moments of life and the spaces we inhabit. A deft blend of memoir, social commentary, essay and poetry, Fiona’s writing is elegant, incisive and profoundly empathetic.
Chair: Farrin Foster
Fiona Wright is supported by the Prime Minister’s Literary Award
Fiona Wright is a poet, writer, editor and critic. Her book of essays, Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays on Hunger, was widely acclaimed and won the Kibble Award and Queensland Literary Award. Her most recent poetry collection, Domestic Interior, was shortlisted for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry.
Farrin Foster is a journalist, writer and filmmaker. She is a co-founder of independent magazine CityMag and community-driven media platform City Standard.