Justine Larbalestier





Justine Larbalestier


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in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
September 23, 1967

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Justine Larbalestier is an Australian young-adult fiction author. She is best known for the Magic or Madness trilogy: Magic or Madness, Magic Lessons and the newly released Magic's Child. She also wrote one adult non-fiction book, the Hugo-nominated The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction (Best Related Book, 2003), and edited another, Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century.

Her surname has been pronounced in several different ways, but the FAQ on her website says that Lar-bal-est-ee-air is correct:

Q: How do you pronounce your surname? A: Lar-bal-est-ee-air. It can also be pronounced Lar-bal-est-ee-ay or Lar-bal-est-ee-er. Those are all fine by me. Friends at school used to pronounce it: Lavaworm. I have to
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It published on 26 December 2017 but I was too cold and frozen fingered to blog about it so here it is now in all its glory. SoHo Teen have done Rosa proud:



My Sister Rosa has been shortlisted for the Adelaide Writers Festival Book Awards in the YA category. I’m thrilled. They only give these awards out every two years so we’re all up against twenty-four months of amazing books. Making the s...

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Average rating: 3.59 · 48,019 ratings · 7,398 reviews · 23 distinct worksSimilar authors
Liar

3.30 avg rating — 8,071 ratings — published 2009 — 27 editions
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Magic or Madness (Magic or ...

3.51 avg rating — 3,913 ratings — published 2005
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How to Ditch Your Fairy

3.35 avg rating — 4,151 ratings — published 2008 — 18 editions
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My Sister Rosa

3.85 avg rating — 3,846 ratings — published 2016 — 12 editions
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Magic Lessons (Magic or Mad...

3.51 avg rating — 2,038 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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Magic's Child (Magic or Mad...

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Razorhurst

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The Battle of the Sexes in ...

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“The job of every generation is to discover the flaws of the one that came before it. That's part of growing up, figuring out all the ways your parents and their friends are broken.”
Justine Larbalestier, Zombies Vs. Unicorns

“A difference in self loathing? Please. The only difference between a gun and a rope is the time it takes to tie the knot.”
Justine Larbalestier, Zombies Vs. Unicorns

“Really, according to the shrinks, I am angry at everyone ever. Especially them.

I am all anger and resentment all the time.

Not one of them has ever suggested that maybe I lie because the world is better the way I tell it.”
Justine Larbalestier, Liar

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