Indelible Ink(2010) – novel

March 2019, Actes-Sud France (L’Encre Vive)

June 2012, Atlantic UK

June 2010, Scribe Publications


Shortlisted WA Premiers Awards
Shortlisted Barbara Jefferis Award
Shortlisted Indie Award
Winner Age Book of the Year Fiction

“The richest and most complex evocation of Sydney since Patrick White’s The Vivisector.
– Geordie Williamson, The Monthly

“For a long time now, when people ask me a favourite Australian author, invariably I think and say Fiona McGregor. There is a gutsiness, a splendour and command of language and expression in her writing that thrills me every time I read her. Indelible Ink is a stunning book, a novel that addresses our world and our time with an acute and ferocious acumen. Marie King, the grandmother who begins to understand living and courage with her first tattoo, is destined to become one of the great characters of Australian literature. This is a superb book by – undeniably now – one of our finest writers. It’s fucking gold.”
– Christos Tsiolkas

“An exceptional novel: complex, confronting, richly imagined and beautifully wrought.”
– Debra Adelaide

Laura Kroetsch of Adelaide Writers’ Festival speaks about the book

Jason Steger writes about the book