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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.


On 2 February 2015, Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean, the "ground-breaking intercontinental collection of speculative stories" from India and Australia, will be published.

A collection of sci-fi and fantasy writing, including 6 graphic stories, showcasing 20 stellar writers and artists from India and Australia: Isobelle Carmody, Penni Russon, Justine Larbalestier, Margo Lanagan, Lily Mae Martin, Read more of this blog post »
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Tender Morsels
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 3,698 ratings — published 2007 — 31 editions
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The Brides of Rollrock Island
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 2,348 ratings — published 2012 — 19 editions
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Black Juice
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 913 ratings — published 2004 — 15 editions
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Red Spikes
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 498 ratings — published 2006 — 13 editions
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Yellowcake
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 231 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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White Time
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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Cracklescape
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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The Best Thing
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1995 — 4 editions
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Touching Earth Lightly
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 43 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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