Felicity McLean is an author and journalist. Her second novel, Red, is out May 2022.

Her debut novel, The Van Apfel Girls are Gone has been published in more than half a dozen countries. It was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick in the US, and was shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards and longlisted for the UK’s Dagger Awards and the Davitt.

Her book Body Lengths, co-written with Olympian Leisel Jones, was Apple Books Best Biography of the Year and won the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards People’s Choice for small publisher Adult Book of the Year.

As a journalist she’s interviewed authors including Irvine Welsh, James Patterson, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Gillian Mears, Charlotte Wood, Tom Keneally, Lynda La Plante, Nicholas Sparks, Jessica Rudd, Judy Nunn, Wayne Macauley, Chris Flynn, Kirsten Tranter, Joanna Trollope, Jo Nesbo, Cathy Kelly, Kathy Lette, Anne Rice, Michael Robotham, Oliver Jeffers, Chad Harbach and Tara Moss.

Felicity has appeared at Bryant Park Reading Room in New York, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Adelaide Writers’ Week and others.

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