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Madeleine Watts

Madeleine Watts is the author of the novel The Inland Sea, shortlisted for the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Her essays and short stories have been published in Harper’s, The White Review, The Believer and Griffith Review, among others. She grew up in Sydney, and lives in New York. 


Australian Capital Territory

HEAT Series 3 Number 3

On that day in Canberra we had been together thirteen months. Steady, happy months. We owned Ikea furniture together, had combined our books, were joint owners of a Turkish kilim, a record player, and a vibrator. Maybe we would start gardening. Maybe we would get a dog. Maybe we would have a baby, a girl, with curly, black hair.

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