Angela Meyer

Goodreads Author


Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
September 2013

URL


Angela Meyer’s debut novel A Superior Spectre (Ventura Press, ANZ & Saraband, UK) was shortlisted for an Aurealis Award, the MUD Literary Prize, an Australian Book Industry Award, and the Readings Prize for New Australian Writing. She is also the author of a novella, Joan Smokes, which won the inaugural Mslexia Novella Award (UK), and a book of flash fiction, Captives. Her work has been widely published in magazines, journals and newspapers. She has worked in bookstores, as a book reviewer, in a whisky bar, and as commissioning editor and then publisher at Echo Publishing, where she was responsible for award-winning, internationally published and bestselling works. She now works as a freelance structural and story editor and consultant. She ...more

Average rating: 3.65 · 615 ratings · 157 reviews · 13 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Superior Spectre

3.52 avg rating — 364 ratings — published 2018 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Captives

3.73 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Joan Smokes

3.78 avg rating — 58 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Great Unknown

by
3.64 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
You Will Notice That Hallwa...

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Obsolescence

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Birds

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Best Australian Stories...

by
3.87 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tincture Journal, Issue One...

by
4.24 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
War of the Worlds: Battlegr...

by
4.11 avg rating — 9 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Angela Meyer…

Books that got me through 2020





I read fewer books than ever this year. I finished thirty-three books and will probably get through three or so more by the year’s end, now that I’ve given myself a little time off. (This, of course, does not include all the books I worked on as an editor!) It wasn’t just the broad-sweeping anxiety of the pandemic that made me read slower this year, it was the busyness of juggling work and car

Read more of this blog post »
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on December 30, 2020 21:16

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Spite Game
Angela Meyer is currently reading
by Anna Snoekstra (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
We Have Always Li...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Odyssey
Angela Meyer is currently reading
by Homer
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Angela’s Recent Updates

Angela Meyer is now friends with Samuel Watto
The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch
“But I had come to where I had never been before, the blessed point of sufficient desperation.”
Iris Murdoch
Angela Meyer has read
The Cobra Queen by Tara Moss
Rate this book
Clear rating
Angela Meyer wants to read
The Anatomist's Wife by Anna Lee Huber
Rate this book
Clear rating
Angela Meyer wants to read
Madame Blavatsky by Gary Lachman
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Angela's books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

Albert Camus
“There is not love of life without despair about life.”
Albert Camus, Lyrical and Critical Essays

Franz Kafka
“I am a cage, in search of a bird.”
Franz Kafka

William Shakespeare
“This goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory, this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Franz Kafka
“I carry the bars within me.”
Franz Kafka

Janet Frame
“I have always disliked the morning, it is too responsible a time, with the daylight demanding that it be 'faced' and (usually when I wake for I wake late) with the sun already up and in charge of the world, with little hope of anyone usurping or challenging its authority. A shot of light in the face of a poor waking human being and another slave limps wounded into the light-occupied territory.”
Janet Frame, Daughter Buffalo

220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 124268 members — last activity 10 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
25x33 Plagues, Witches, and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction — 95 members — last activity May 23, 2014 06:09AM
Coursera course
121444 Elizabeth Kostova Foundation (EKF) — 102 members — last activity Dec 22, 2013 05:17AM
The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation was established in 2007 by the American writer Elizabeth Kostova in order to promote the teaching and professionaliza ...more
345771 Homer's The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson — 205 members — last activity Sep 28, 2019 08:56PM
In this group, we will read and discuss Emily Wilson's new translation of Homer's The Odyssey, published in November 2017 by Norton. We also welcome d ...more



Comments (showing 1-5)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

Angela Meyer Marianne wrote: "Angela Meyer, thank you for recommending S.A. Jones' The Fortress. It doesn't sound like what I might normally read, but I like to be surprised and I like to read widely, so I'm looking forward to ..."

No worries! Hope you enjoy it if you do pick it up. :)


Marianne Curley Angela Meyer, thank you for recommending S.A. Jones' The Fortress. It doesn't sound like what I might normally read, but I like to be surprised and I like to read widely, so I'm looking forward to reading this soon. It sounds intriguing. Thanks again.


Angela Meyer Hi Kris, no problem! I'm always trying to read 50 things at once. Just had a look at your profile and am looking forward to browsing your shelves. I joined Goodreads about a month ago, and am (slowly) adding and categorising. It's great fun.


message 2: by Kris

Kris Angela, thank you for accepting my friend request. What great books you are reading, even outside the historical fiction course!


message 1: by Karen

Karen Tyrrell Hi Angela,
Thanks for connecting. Just about to launch my 3rd mental health book.
*Bailey Beats the BLAH is for KIDS.
http://www.karentyrrell.com/launching...

cheers,
Karen :)


back to top