Fiona Shaw (author)

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Fiona Shaw, at a meeting of the Rainbow Reading Group, Croydon, February 2013
:This article is about the novelist; for the actress, see Fiona Shaw (actress).

Fiona Shaw (born 1964) is a novelist.

She was born in London and studied at the Universities of York and Sussex, completing her academic studies with a PhD on the American lesbian poet, Elizabeth Bishop.[1]

Between 2007 and 2012 she was Royal Literary Fund writing fellow, first at the University of York and subsequently at the University of Sheffield. She has also taught courses in creative writing, literature and mental health and life writing at the University of York, in both the English Department and the Medical School; at York St John University; and within adult education.

She has written a memoir on postnatal depression and four novels: The Sweetest Thing (Virago, 2003), The Picture She Took (2005), Tell it to the Bees (Tindal Street, 2009) and A Stone’s Throw (Serpent’s Tail, 2012).[2]

She lives in York with her partner and two daughters.

In February 2013 she took part in LGBT History Month events in Walsall[3] and Croydon.