Fiona Murphy is an award-winning, deaf writer based in the Blue Mountains of Australia. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, ABC, Welcome Collection Stories, Kill Your Darlings, Overland, The Saturday Paper, Griffith Review, and The Big Issue, among many other publications.
Her memoir, The Shape of Sound (Text Publishing), was released in Australia in 2021 and explores her experiences with hearing loss.
At MacDowell, she worked on a collection of interlinked short stories, provisionally titled Swimmer's View. Set in Australia, Antarctica, Ireland, Spain, France, and America, the stories explore the connections between art and science.
Portrait by Ebony Dennis