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Fiona Melrose was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.  After living in Johannesburg and London for many years and exploring careers in academia and other research, she moved to Suffolk to write and complete an MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London.  Her first novel, MIDWINTER, (pub. Corsair/ Little, Brown, Nov 2016) is set in Suffolk. It tells the story of a Suffolk farmer Landyn Midwinter and his son Vale as they try to navigate their fraught relationship in the wake of the mother’s death, ten years earlier.

Fiona recently returned to Johannesburg, the setting for second novel, (wt. A DISCOURSE ON LOVE) a circadian narrative, based on Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway and set on the day Nelson Mandela died.

Fiona is represented by Jo Unwin. Contact: Jo Unwin Agency, c/o RCW, 20 Powis Mews, London, W11 1JN, 0207 221 3717