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

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

😈 telling facebook that my item sold on gumtree and telling gumtree that it sold on facebook 😈

just feels kind of commercial now :\

I wrote an essay about shifting perspectives and long shadows. I’m grateful to @nplusonemag for publishing it. via @nplusonemag

Great dissection of Sunday in the Park with George. Totally right about the duality of Finishing the Hat — it’s a ballad about loneliness and art-making, and a self-laceration of that impulse.

portrait of Grandfather Cream on his first birthday

wondering if my grandma would have vaped

i GUESS i just thought the movie would be about chocolat

aristotle is tired of all this pandering to unvirtuous people!!

sing to me like the search results for synonyms of the word 'gorge'

it’s britain baby….. the beaches are crowded and no one’s in the water 🇬🇧 🇬🇧

'A cult classic in the making'

Stunned by this immensely kind review by Michael Donkor in @GuardianBooks. This flag-hatted snooker club photo is on the mood board I made for the book right at the beginning of writing too, surreal.