In December, the Australian writer, Helen Fisher, published her first novel, Women in Literature, which tells the story of a fictionalized history of feminism in America and Britain.
In the book, Fisher recounts her experiences writing about women in the American novel and literary worlds and their contributions to American literature.
“I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many women who have inspired me and I’m so honoured to have been the recipient of that privilege,” Fisher said in a statement.
The Australian writer has not only had the privilege of meeting and being influenced by some of these women, she has also met many women in Australia who have had the same experiences.
The US publisher of the book in Australia, J. Paul Getty Books, confirmed in a press release that the book had sold more than 4,000 copies in Australia since its release in December.
But Fisher, who had been writing in the United States for a number of years, has not been able to break through in Australia.
“It is an experience that I am deeply grateful for and I am delighted that my book is being published in Australia,” Fisher wrote in a blog post.
“Women in literature is a great book, it’s a book that has had an enormous impact on my life, and I would have loved to have had a chance to share it with as many people as possible.”
Fisher’s book was initially slated to be published in the UK and the United Kingdom, but the publisher announced in February that it would not be published.
The publisher said the decision to not publish was made because the book was a work of fiction and “the author did not want to risk losing her reputation for a work that was fiction.”
Fisher’s publisher, Random House, has since apologised to Fisher and the Australian literary community.
In a statement, Random said: “We are deeply sorry that Helen Fisher’s book has not met the expectations we had for it.
It has been our intention that the story and its characters would be told by Helen Fisher herself.
As a result, we have been unable to publish the book.
We have been trying to work out how we can work with the author, and hope to be able to do so in the near future.
We understand that Helen is deeply upset by this decision, and we wish her the best in her future endeavours.”
In a statement released by Fisher’s agent, Kate Sperling, Random thanked the author for her contribution to Australian literary and artistic life and the wider Australian literary world.
“We are proud to have worked with Helen and wish her all the best for the future,” Sperles said.
“Her book is part of the Australian canon and her life story is part and parcel of the literary tradition of Australian writers.”
It is not the first time Fisher has failed to break into the literary world in Australia or the US.
In 2015, Fisher published The Woman in Literature (which is still published in her home country), which was also her first book published in English.
“This is not an accident,” Fisher told The Guardian in an interview in 2016.
“For me, writing about female protagonists in Australian literature has been an extraordinary experience.
I’ve been privileged to meet and be influenced by so many women.
It’s been an incredible experience.”
Fisher has been able, she told the Sydney Morning Herald in 2015, to meet so many “very talented, very talented women.”
But Fisher, the author of the memoir, said the book has had “the unfortunate effect” of making it difficult for Australian writers to be “recognized for their work”.
In her book, published in October 2016, Fisher describes how she was approached by several publishers after her book was published and when she attempted to sign with one of them, she was turned down.
Fishers said the publisher told her that she would be the subject of a review for another novel she had written.
She said she was told that the author would be “treated like a literary celebrity” and that she had to “learn to write in a way that is not a celebrity”.
Fischer said that she felt she was “pushed” and had to write the book “for the sake of the author.”
“The book that I wrote was about a woman, not about me,” Fisher explained to the Sydney Mercury.
“The book is about a very particular kind of female experience in the 20th century, in the Australian literature of the time, in which there were many female authors.”
“I’m not an author that can write about men, I’m not a writer that can read women, I am a writer who has to write about women.”
Fisher said that despite her experience, she felt that her book would not have had an impact if it had not been published.
“The story of Women in Literary and Artistic History is a work about women, and that’s a story