Hi, I’m Kirsty. I’m an award-winning author, based in Australia. I am currently working on the screenplay for the film adapation of my novel Raw Blue.
Each year I speak to thousands of students, making creative writing accessible and intuitive. You can find out more on booking me for a school visit here. I also post information on upcoming workshops (online and face-to-face) for students and writers here.
As much as I’m a writer, I’m a surfer. It’s a daily ritual for me, one that’s given me the most important things in my life.
"One of those kept-me-up-all-night novels that stays in your bones and sings in your ears long after you've finished it. The images crackle, the lines are full of poetry, the story is searing, gutting, beautiful."
Stories, surfing, creative performance, what I'm working on, writing workshops - these are the things I talk about in my New Moon Newsletter
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"Kirsty Eagar's marvellous cast of characters are as flawed as they are endearing, and it's impossible to get to the end without wishing they were your friends . . . Steamy, sexy and gorgeously written."
AUSTRALIAN BOOKSELLER AND PUBLISHER
Winner, Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
Shortlisted, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for Young Adult fiction
Shortlisted, Western Australia Premier’s Literary Awards
Shortlisted, Queensland Literary Awards
Twice shortlisted, Gold Inky
Longlisted, The Davitt Awards
A Readings Book of the Year
ABR Best Books of the Year: Critics’ Choices
"Realistic, modern and moving . . . as smart as it is hot. The feminist love story that girls have been waiting for."
"There are images in this novel that take my breath away, dialogue that I envy and one of the most achingly real protagonists I’ve come across for a long while."
Phase 8: Dark Moon
This phase is about recharging. Evaluate and let it be.
Phase 5: Full Moon
This phase is about transition. Time to take stock and clear the decks.
On book covers
I feel like finding the right cover for your story is like finding the right shell. It’s a home. It’s got to fit.
"Complex, breathtaking and compelling, I can only insist you experience it for yourself. This is a story that stays with you, haunts you."