Fiona Wright is a writer, editor and critic. Her book of essays Small Acts of Disappearance, about her experience of chronic illness and a long-term eating disorder, won the 2016 Kibble Award and the Queensland Literary Award for non-fiction and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize; and her essay collection The World Was Whole was published in 2018 to critical acclaim. Her poetry collections are Knuckled, which won the 2012 Dame Mary Gilmore Award, and Domestic Interior, which was shortlisted for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Award.
Fiona writes for a number of publications about disability, mental illness and chronic illness; women’s experiences of and in medicine; identity, belonging and place. She tutors in Creative Writing and Journalism at Western Sydney University and mentors new and emerging writers from the region, as well as writers who live with chronic illness and/or disability.