Fiona Perry was born and brought up in Northern Ireland but has lived in England, Australia, and New Zealand. Her poetry and short fiction have been widely published in journals, most recently in The Orchards Poetry Journal, Poethead, and Lighthouse. Her short story, Sea Change, won first prize in the Bath Flash Fiction Award (2020) and her fiction was shortlisted for the Australian Morrison Mentoring Prize in 2014 and 2015. She contributed poetry to the Label Lit project for National Poetry Day (Ireland) 2019. Her first collection of poetry Alchemy was published in September 2020. A graduate of Queen's University, Belfast, and Lancaster University, she worked previously as an environmentalist in a unitary authority. She is currently a teacher and editor. She lives with her family near Oxford.