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Cecilia Dart-Thornton


Cecilia Dart-Thornton was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. She became a schoolteacher before working as an editor, bookseller, illustrator and book designer. She started and ran her own business, but became a full-time writer in 2000 after her work was '-discovered' on the Internet and published by Time Warner (New York). A keen supporter of animal rights and wilderness conservation, she has also branched out into such diverse industries as clay sculpting, performing in folk music bands, and digital media. Her books are published around the world and have been translated into several languages. They have appeared on the Australian bestseller lists and received acclaim from the Washington Post, The Times, Locus Magazine, Good Reading Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, The Herald Sun, Library Journal, The Sunday Age, The Mercury, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and The Weekend Australian.

Genres: Fantasy
Crowthistle Chronicles
   1. The Iron Tree (2004)
   2. The Well of Tears (2005)
   3. Weatherwitch (2006)
   4. Fallowblade (2007)
Novellas and Short Stories
   The Enchanted (2012)
Anthologies edited
Cecilia Dart-Thornton recommends
The Prodigal Troll (2005)
Charles Coleman Finlay
"Finlay's accounts of troll culture are thoughtful, humorous and entertaining."

Books containing stories by Cecilia Dart-Thornton
Dreaming Again (2008)
Thirty-five New Stories Celebrating the Wild Side of Australian Fiction
(Dreaming Down-Under, book 2)
edited by
Jack Dann
Emerald Magic (2004)
Great Tales of Irish Fantasy
edited by
Andrew M Greeley

Award nominations
2003 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Lady of the Sorrows
2002 Locus Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : The Ill-Made Mute

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