Trudi Canavan

in Kew, Melbourne, Australia
October 23, 1969




Trudi Canavan was born in Kew, Melbourne and grew up in Ferntree Gully, a suburb at the foothills of the Dandenongs.

In 1999 she won the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story with “Whispers of the Mist Children”. In the same year she was granted a writers residency at Varuna Writers’ Centre in Katoomba, New South Wales.

In November 2001, The Magicians’ Guild was first published in Australia. The second book of the trilogy, The Novice, was published in June 2002 and was nominated for the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel. The third book The High Lord was released in January 2003 and was nominated for the Best Novel Ditmar category. All three books entered Australian top ten SF bestseller lists.

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Maker’s Curse Release Week!

Today is the first of the english language release days for Maker’s Curse. The different regions like to release books on different days of the week, so it is easier to say “release week” than “release day”. But if you want to buy the ebook, it should be available today in all territories. So I can now use this wonderful image provided by Orbit…


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“Happy endings are a luxury of fiction.”
Trudi Canavan, Priestess of the White

“So what were you [Sonea] and Dorrien discussing before?' Akkarin asked.
She turned to regard him. 'Discussing?'
'Outside the farmhouse when I was buying the food.'
'Oh. Then. Nothing.'
He smiled and nodded. 'Nothing. Amazing subject, that one. Produces such fascinating reactions in people.”
Trudi Canavan, The High Lord

“Akkarin: I watched the first woman I loved die. I dont think I can survive losing the second.
Sonea: I love you too.”
Trudi Canavan, The High Lord
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