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 teenage children.
She recently completed her first short story collection, If You’re Happy, which won the Glendower Award in the 2020 Queensland Literary Awards and was also shortlisted for the 2018 Richell Prize (in an earlier version).
If You’re Happy is published by University of Queensland Press, and is available for pre-orders through UQP, via local bookshops, or through Booktopia, and will be released in bookstores on February 1, 2022.
‘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.
Competition placings/short or 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.
Fiona was thrilled to be a reader for The Masters Review in 2020.