Fiona Robertson writes short fiction and works as a doctor. She was born in Canada, and spent her early childhood in both Canada and the US, but now lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband and children.
If You’re Happy was released on February 1st, 2022 (University of Queensland Press). It is available via UQP and in bookshops such as Avid Reader, Riverbend Books, Books@Stones Dymocks Brisbane and Mary Ryan New Farm, Readings bookstores, Fullers Bookshop (Hobart) and many other independent bookstores around Australia.
If You’re Happy can also be ordered through Booktopia and other online bookstores.
Competition placings/short & longlistings:
Longlisted for the 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
Winner of the 2020 Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer at the Queensland Literary Awards.
Shortlisted for the 2020 Cambridge Short Story Prize
Longlisted for the 2019 Mslexia Short Story Competition
Highly commended in the 2019 Newcastle Short Story Award.
Shortlisted for the 2018 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award.
Shortlisted for the 2018 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers (Hachette).
Shortlisted for the 2018 Bridport Short Story Prize.
Shortlisted for the 2018 Margaret River Short Story Competition.
Shortlisted for the 2017 Fish Short Story Prize.
Highly commended in the 2015 Boroondara Literary Awards.
2nd prize in the Launceston, Tasmania Literary award in October 2015.
1st prize in the Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts 2014 Literary short story competition.
‘Boxing Day’ in Island Online, July 2021.
‘Tempest’ in TSS Publishing, January 2021.
‘A Shift in the Ice’ in adda, magazine of Commonwealth Writers, July 2020.
‘A Slow Exhalation’ in the Thrill Me anthology (Glimmer Press), March 2020.
‘All This Beauty’ in the Newcastle Short Story Award Anthology 2019
‘Christmas Party’ in Kill Your Darlings in February 2017.
‘The Drive-In’ in The Suburban Review, December 2014.
Fiona was a reader for The Masters Review in 2020.