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Fantasy Authors

Cecelia Hopkins (Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer)

Genres: Australiana, Essays/Articles, Fantasy, Genre Fiction, Historical, Horror, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction, Paranormal, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Women's, Young Adult,

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Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer is the hyphenation of Cecelia’s birth and former married name. Cecelia writes poetry, fiction and literary criticism. Her MA project focused on H.P. Lovecraft while her M. Lett project investigated fairy tale motifs in 19th-Century literature. Cecelia has contributed to a number of anthologies and journals with various […]

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Elizabeth Stevens

Genres: Adventure, Australiana, Childrens, Comedy, Contemporary, Fantasy, Humour, Junior Fiction, Middle Childhood, Paranormal, Romance, Short Stories, Young Adult,

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Writer. Reader. Perpetual student. Nerd. I am a full-time writer and PhD candidate (in YA Indie Book Marketing) with 30+ published books and a passion for all things storytelling. I’ve placed in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards twice (one a Silver medal). I am an avid fan of British comedy […]

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Karen J Carlisle

Genres: Fantasy, Genre Fiction, Murder Mystery/Detective, Paranormal, Science Fiction,

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Karen J Carlisle was short-listed in Australian Literature Review’s 2013 Murder/Mystery Short Story Competition. Her first novella, Doctor Jack & Other Tales, was published in 2015 and her short stories have featured in the 2016 Adelaide Fringe, ‘A Trail of Tales’, and the ‘Where’s Holmes’ and ‘Deadsteam’ anthologies. Karen lives […]

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Matthew Tait

Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction,

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A vociferous horror columnist since 2005, Matthew Tait published his first collection of dark fiction in 2011. Since then, he has twice been nominated for the Australian Shadows Award. Described as writing ‘the sort of horror Clive Barker must read on his days off’ Matthew’s fiction often treads the line […]

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Jason Fischer

Genres: Adventure, Australiana, Fantasy, Horror, Humour, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult,

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Jason Fischer has won an Aurealis Award and the Writers of the Future Contest, and he has been on shortlists in other awards such as the Ditmars and the Australian Shadows. He is the author of dozens of short stories, and his collection “Everything is a Graveyard” is available from […]

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Jenny Toune

Genres: Experimental, Fantasy, Poetry, Women's,

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Jenny is an emerging writer whose work has appeared in Award Winning Australian Writing. In 2014 she was awarded the Cowley Literary Award for her short story: ‘Can’t Say No to a Dying Man’. Her collaborative verse novel: Shedding Sin, was released in May 2013, and Some Call It Abuse, […]

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Lian Hearn

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Literary Fiction, Middle Childhood, Young Adult,

Lian Hearn studied modern languages at Oxford University and worked in London before settling in Australia. A lifelong interest in Japan led to the study of the Japanese language and many trips to Japan. This fascination culminated in Lian writing Across the Nightingale Floor which is the first in the Tales of the Otori series. Grass […]

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Sean Williams

Genres: Adventure, Australiana, Crime, Fantasy, Film/TV, Horror, Poetry, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult,

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Number one New York Times-bestselling author, Sean Williams has been called ‘the premier Australian speculative fiction writer of the age’ for the diversity of his output, which spans fantasy, science fiction, horror and even the odd poem. He has published thirty-five novels and seventy-five short stories. These include works for adults (Philip […]

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Gillian Rubenstein

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Literary Fiction, Middle Childhood, Young Adult,

Gillian has won the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year twice, for Beyond The Labyrinth and Foxspell, and has had several books listed as Honour Books in the same awards, as well as many shortlistings for these and other awards. She has won the Festival Award twice (for Space Demons and Beyond the Labyrinth), the New […]

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