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Margo Lanagan

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Margo Lanagan, born in Waratah, New South Wales, is an Australian writer of short stories and young adult fiction.

Many of her books, including YA fiction, were only published in Australia. Recently, several of her books have attracted worldwide attention. Her short story collection Black Juice won two World Fantasy Awards. It was published in Australia by Allen & Unwin and the United Kingdom by Gollancz in 2004, and in North America by HarperCollins in 2005. It includes the much-anthologized short story "Singing My Sister Down".

Her short story collection White Time, originally published in Australia by Allen & Unwin in 2000, was published in North America by HarperCollins in August 2006, after the success of Black Juice.


I appear to be taking a year off from this blog. Which is long enough to have to re-learn how to get into it. Way to complicate things, Google and Blogger.
Anyway, I'm breaking radio silence to bring you my schedule for next weekend's appearances at Conflux 10 in Canberra, where I am really pleased to be Guest of Honour, alongside Alisa Krasnostein.
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Average rating: 3.69 · 24,484 ratings · 4,950 reviews · 75 distinct works · Similar authors
Tender Morsels
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 3,593 ratings — published 2007 — 31 editions
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The Brides of Rollrock Island
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 2,261 ratings — published 2012 — 19 editions
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Black Juice
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 893 ratings — published 2004 — 15 editions
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Red Spikes
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 482 ratings — published 2006 — 13 editions
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Yellowcake
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 227 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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White Time
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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Cracklescape
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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The Best Thing
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1995 — 4 editions
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Touching Earth Lightly
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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Treasure Hunters of Quentaris
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2004
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“You are pure-hearted, Branza, and lovely, and you have never done a moment's wrong. But you are a living creature, born to make a real life, however it cracks your heart. However sweet that other place was, it was not real. It was an artifact of your mam's imagination; it was a dream of hers and a desire; you could not have stayed there forever and called yourself alive. Now you are in the true world, and a great deal more is required of you. Here you must befriend real wolves, and lure real birds down from the sky. Here you must endure real people around you, and we are not uniformly kind; we are damaged and impulsive, each in our own way. It is harder. It is not safe. But it is what you were born to. (357)”
Margo Lanagan, Tender Morsels

“There is something about talking in the night, with the shreds of sleep around your ears, with the silences between one remark and another, the town dark and dreaming beyond your own walls. It draws the truth out of you, straight from its little dark pool down there, where usually you guard it so careful, and wave your hands over it and hum and haw to protect people's feelings, to protect your own . . . You can bring out the jaggedest feelings - if you are my wife and know how to state them calm - into the night quiet. They will float there for consideration, harming no one.”
Margo Lanagan, Tender Morsels

“Now you are in the true world, and a great deal more is required of you. Here you must befriend real wolves, and lure real birds down from the sky. Here you must endure real people around you, and we are not uniformly kind; we are damaged and impulsive, each in our own way. It is harder. It is not safe. But it is what you were born to.”
Margo Lanagan, Tender Morsels

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