Tessa Lunney, author of the Kiki Button historical espionage series, talks with Michelle Hamadache about Paris, plotting and how the present can galvanise the past when writing historical fiction.
Tessa Lunney writes fiction, short fiction, poetry, and reviews. She has a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Western Sydney on silences in Australian war fiction. Her second novel, Autumn Leaves, 1922, was published in 2021 by Pegasus Books USA. In 2016, she won the prestigious Josephine Ulrick Prize for Literature. Her work has been published in Griffith Review, Southerly, Cordite, and Best Australian Poems 2014, among others. She lives on Bidjigal and Gadigal land in Sydney. You can read more of her work at www.tessalunney.com.