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Justine Larbalestier


Justine Larbalestier is an Australian young adult 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.

Larbalestier was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She now alternates living between Sydney and New York City.

In 2001, Justine married fellow author Scott Westerfeld.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Andre Norton Award Best Book winner (2007) : Magic or Madness

Justine Larbalestier recommends
A Stranger to Command (2008)
(Crown and Court Duel)
Sherwood Smith
"Involving characters, exquisite world building, politics, intrigue, and choices to be made between love, school and country. A Stranger to Command has everything. Drop what you're doing and read it immediately."
We Were Liars (2014)
(We Were Liars, book 1)
E Lockhart
"Beautiful and disturbing."
A Line in the Dark (2017)
Malinda Lo
"As soon as I finished, I had to read it again."
Waking Romeo (2022)
Kathryn Barker
"The most beautiful, moving, and rigorously plotted time-travel novel I have ever read."

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