"Ah, this human watch, maintaining truth beside the sleeping!"

Yukio Mishima, Forbidden Colours

Myles McGuire

Writer and Editor


Myles' fiction and nonfiction have been nominated for awards incuding:

  • The Peter Carey Short Story Award (Longlisted 2020)

  • The Newcastle Short Story Award (Nominated 2020)

  • The Monash Prize for Creative Writing (Nominated 2014)

  • The QUT Creative Writing Prize (Nominated 2013, 2014)

  • The Questions Writing Prize (Nominated 2014)

Artwork by Holly Anderson

Youth in Chiaroscuro

The Private Lives

of Mermaids

Quinoa Nation

A Night at the Opera



Myles is a writer and editor from Brisbane. He has worked as a bookseller and library assistant, with a focus on producing literary events and content. As well as his published fiction and nonfiction he has provided writing and editing services for private and corporate clients in the cultural sector. He is completing a Master of Philosophy at the Queensland University of Technology in contemporary Australian literature.

Alack, my heart!

Alack, my head!

Alack, my art!

Alas! I'm dead.

Myles McGuire, Autobiography


He's one of the most knowledgeable, generous, and articulate interviewers I’ve seen, whether he’s in conversation with first-time authors or international award-winners such as Jennifer Egan—he never fails to draw fascinating insights from his subjects and to create a warm and engaging atmosphere for the audience. Myles is also a talented writer—his work is witty, inventive and wide-ranging, and he’s a consummate professional to deal with. Book for the skillset, stay for the style!

Jackie Ryan,
Author, We'll Show the World: Expo 88

He showed sound editorial judgment, strong intuition regarding the elements of fiction, and a consistently positive attitude to challenges and feedback. Myles has strong communication skills and his editorial feedback was engaged, articulate and comprehensive.

Myles is a talented editor and a pleasure to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending him to any editorial position.

Ash Hanson

Fiction Editor, Kill Your Darlings


In Conversation

Myles has extensive experience as an interviewer and moderator for live and digital media. He has conducted in-conversations with authors including:

  • Jennifer Egan

  • Mark Manson

  • Richard Roxbourgh

  • Markus Zusack

  • Frances Whiting

  • Poh Ling-Yeow

  • Jackie Ryan

  • Peter Cochrane

For these events and interviews he has worked with Brisbane Writers Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Council and Riverbend Books.

Myles has worked as an events and social media coordinator planning and implementing author events. His CV is available at request.



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