Antonia Hayes

Antonia Hayes is an Australian writer who grew up in Sydney, spent her twenties in Paris, and currently lives in San Francisco. She is the author of the novel Relativity (Penguin Australia, 2015; Simon & Schuster USA, 2016; Little Brown UK, 2016) – a ‘beautifully written, heartbreaking’ (S. J. Watson) exploration of unbreakable bonds, irreversible acts, the limits of science, and the magnitude of love – which was recently shortlisted for Debut Fiction Book of the Year in the Australian Indie Book Awards. Her nonfiction work has been published in Best Australian Essays, Meanjin, The Sydney Morning Herald, Marie Claire, and others. Antonia is a 2016 MacDowell Colony Fellow, has worked in Australian publishing as a publicist and a bookseller, and co-directed Australia's National Young Writers’ Festival.

Selected works

Relativity, Penguin Australia, June 2015

‘Eleventh-Hour Advocacy: can fiction be used to elicit change?’, Wheeler Centre, July 2015

‘Wolf Like Me’, Meanjin, Volume 73, Number 1, 2014; Best Australian Essays 2014, Black Inc.

‘Why I Loved Being a Teenage Mum’, Marie Claire Australia