Fiona Capp is the award-winning author of three books of non-fiction – Writers Defiled, That Oceanic Feeling and My Blood’s Country – and four novels – Night Surfing, Last of the Sane Days, Musk & Byrne and Gotland.
She has a PhD in English, trained as a journalist at The Age and has taught literature and creative writing at Melbourne University, RMIT University and La Trobe University. She is also a supervisor of postgraduate creative writing students, most recently at Victoria University.
A powerful sense of place – usually the coast and sea, a preoccupation with the geological history that shapes landscapes, and a fascination with the relationship between landscape and character informs much of her writing.
That Oceanic Feeling won the 2004 Kibble Award and the Australians Travelling Abroad prize. Writers Defiled, My Blood’s Country, Night Surfing, Last of the Sane Days and Gotland were all shortlisted for various awards including The Age Book of the Year, the Victorian Premier’s Prize and The Adelaide Festival Literary Awards. Her books have been published in the UK, France, Germany and Holland.
Fiona’s fifth novel, To Know My Crime, will be published by Fourth Estate in Australia in 2017.