Toni Jordan's biography
Toni Jordan is an award-winning, internationally best-selling novelist.
Her debut novel, Addition, was published in 2008, was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and won best debut fiction in the 2008 Indie awards. In the UK, Addition was a Richard and Judy Summer Read.
Her second novel, Fall Girl, was published in November 2010 in Australia, and also in the UK, Germany, France and Taiwan. Nine Days was published in 2012 to widespread acclaim and is currently a Victorian VCE English text. Our Tiny, Useless Hearts, was published in 2016 and The Fragments was published in 2018. Her most recent novels, Dinner with the Schnabels and Prettier if she Smiled More, tell the ongoing story of the Schnabel family.
Toni has been a columnist for the Age and her short stories and articles have appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Courier Mail, the Herald Sun, the Australian and the Monthly.
Toni taught Fiction Writing at RMIT University from 2007 until 2016 and was RMIT’s Sessional Teacher of the Year in 2014, and for some years also taught novel writing at Faber Academy. She has presented key-note speeches and workshops, appeared on panels at numerous writers festivals and been a writer-in-residence for schools and organisations. Her students and protégées include published novelists and memoirists. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland and a PhD in Creative Arts from Deakin University.