Agent: Gemma Cooper
Shirley Marr is a first generation Chinese-Australian living in Perth. It was while she was working on a very dry Accounting PhD that she realised she’d rather be writing down her twisted daydreams instead. She is still a Bespectacled Accountant by day and a Masked Writer at night.
Shirley describes herself as having a Western Mind and an Eastern Heart. Her passion is to explore her cultural heritage in dark and unusual ways through the lens of resilient young women. Her US debut is A GLASSHOUSE OF STARS, a contemporary middle-grade novel inspired by her childhood migration experience, brushed with magic realism.