The debut of a major Australian writer, The Night Guest is a mesmerising novel about trust, love, dependence, and the fear that the things you think you know may become the things you're least sure about.
Fiona McFarlane's work has been published in Zoetrope: All-Story, Southerly, the Best Australian Stories and the New Yorker. The Night Guest, her debut novel, has sold into fifteen territories around the world.
'The best Australian first novel I've read in years. I so much admire the intelligence that animates it, and her calm sentences that contain surprises.' - Michelle de Kretser, winner of the 2013 Miles Franklin Award for Questions of Travel. 'Such an accomplished and polished debut. There's a delicacy and poignancy to the writing, combined with almost unbearable suspense.' - Kate Atkinson, author of Life After Life