Kira McPherson

Kira McPherson


Kira McPherson is originally from Western Australian and has lived in London since 2013, where she works in politics and research for film and TV. Her short stories have been published in Westerly and the Stockholm Review of Literature. She was a recipient of a 2018 London Writers Award, highly commended in the 2018 Spread the Word London Short Story Prize, shortlisted for the 2017 London Magazine Essay Competition and longlisted for the 2017 Exeter Writers Short Story Competition. Hammerhead (Ultimo Press) is her first novel.

Kira McPherson @mcpherk

can't wait for the world clup (how i say world cup)

i just think it’s none of my business who figaro marries

interesting discussion of first-person telling and narratives about sex.

my view is the figure of the lesbian is like the canary in the coal mine for anxious heterosexuality. see: bad sisters, conversations with friends, getting lost by annie ernaux

i asked DALL E for:

oil painting of a cream british shorthair in a suit of armour and wearing a crown, in the style of hans holbein the younger against a dark background

i got:

in need of a big gossipy book club to talk about Getting Lost by Annie Ernaux

in my joni mitchell travelogue era (doing things i did in the past again but more dramatically)

the cover of my book! in a beautiful orange, designed by akiko chan.

people are saying it is a smart and funny exploration of identity, class and intellectualism

cover reveal!🎓 🏫⁠

Higher Education is a whip-smart, funny exploration of identity, intellectualism and class from @mcpherk, an exciting new voice in Australian literary fiction.

Our thanks as always for yet another stunning cover from Akiko Chan.

February 2023. ⁠

I am beyond excited to announce my second novel PEOPLE CHANGE coming in February 2023. I am in love with the cover and I can’t wait for you to meet Shirin and Kian!

Pre-order link:

one week ago i had never vaped or had covid

My book HIGHER EDUCATION is out in 2023 with @ultimopress.

It is about: learning, boundary crossing, queerness, coming of age in the Australian suburbs.

You will like it if: you have ever been too hot in the sun (relatable) or have had a crush on a cool older person (me, never)

he looked up from his book and said "it's over for you mother"

i am personally experiencing beatlemania

watching Heavenly Creatures, set in New Zealand

me: “wow that’s so Australian”

me: “wow that’s so Australian”

me: “so Australian”

uh oh everybody is getting a bit close to my age

`•.¸¸.•´´¯`••._.• when god takes a photo of an angel •._.••`¯´´•.¸¸.•`

thinking about getting into nodding at other runners

🎉 Congratulations to Tice Cin (@ticecin) and all at
@andothertweets on making this year's longlist! #SUDTP22

📚 The 2022 Longlist:

they could give trinity from the matrix any one trait to endure across time and space and through multiple dimensions and they made it that she really loves motorcycles

currently watching a great movie about government overreach and the disconnect between rural and urban populations……it’s called SHREK