Established and emerging writers continue the ongoing national conversation about the viability of art as a living. ‘Attack magazine’ The Lifted Brow is responding to Simon Birmingham’s statement about creative fields as being a ‘lifestyle choice’ by releasing a ‘capital’ issue. The University of Sydney’s Beth Yahp talks to Briohny Doyle (Adult Fantasy), Miles Franklin Award winner Frank Moorhouse and Fiona Wright (Small Acts of Disappearance) about how Australian writers make a living, the state of our cultural landscape and an artist’s place in it. 

Fiona Wright (Australian)

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Fiona Wright is a writer, editor and critic from Sydney. Her book of essays Small Acts of Disappearance won the 2016 Kibble Award and the Queensland Literary Award for non-fiction. Her poetry collections are Knuckled, which won the 2012 Dame Mary Gilmore Award, and Domestic Interior (Giramondo, 2017). Her new essay collection is forthcoming this year.