An American by birth, Adair arrived in Australia in the late 1990s with her young family for what was to be a three year adventure. Fifteen years on, she’s now an Australian citizen working to establish a writing career. She wrote her first novel, The Tower of Forgetting, in small stretches while her infant daughter napped — mostly as a way of re-inventing herself. Her second novel, Flesh, was written with more deliberation and is represented by the Curtis-Brown Literary Agency.
She has written a column for Arts Hub (http://www.artshub.com.au) called “The Write Style” on what an emerging writer can learn from avid reading. Additionally, she regularly contributes articles and reviews to other publications. In 2008, her short story “One Hundred Points” won the One Book, Many Brisbanes competition, which has led to other short fiction publications.
In addition to journalism and short fiction, Adair is now working on a third novel, Bound Earth, which examines social justice in contemporary Australia, and The Divine Sledgehammer, a memoir about love and illness.