Margo Lanagan




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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.


The press releases went out on (US) Friday from Simon & Schuster US and UK, and today Allen & Unwin in Australia will make a similar announcement, about their acquisition of Zeroes, a YA fantasy trilogy that I've been working on for a while in collaboration with Scott Westerfeld and Deborah Biancotti.
What's it all about, you ask? It's about Zeroes, who are teens who've developed new k... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.69 · 27,531 ratings · 5,261 reviews · 85 distinct works · Similar authors
Tender Morsels
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 3,974 ratings — published 2007 — 31 editions
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The Brides of Rollrock Island
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 2,634 ratings — published 2009 — 18 editions
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Black Juice
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 971 ratings — published 2004 — 15 editions
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Red Spikes
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 534 ratings — published 2006 — 14 editions
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Yellowcake
3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 250 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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White Time
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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Cracklescape
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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The Best Thing
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1995 — 4 editions
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Touching Earth Lightly
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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Treasure Hunters of Quentaris
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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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