Fiona Hile Biography

Fiona Hile is the author of a chapbook, The Family Idiot, and a full-length collection, Novelties, which was awarded the 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry. In 2012 she won the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize and was awarded second place in the Overland 2012 Judith Wright Poetry Prize. She is a recipient of the University of Melbourne Felix Myer Scholarship for Literature and is currently completing a PhD on generic innovation in the work of Michel Houellebecq and JM Coetzee at the University of Melbourne. She is the editor of a Cordite electronic chapbook of poetic collaborations, Wandering Through the Universal Archive.