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Margo Lanagan

Australia (b.1960)

Margo Lanagan has worked as a kitchen hand and encyclopedia seller, and spent ten years as a freelance book editor. She is now a technical writer as well as a creative one. Ms. Lanagan's critically acclaimed North American debut, "Black Juice", is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book and won two World Fantasy Awards. "Black Juice" also received the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Young Adult Fiction, a Golden Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Short Story, and a Bram Stoker Award nomination from the Horror Writers of America. The author lives in Sydney, Australia, with her partner.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Zeroes (with Deborah Biancotti and Scott Westerfeld)
   1. Zeroes (2015)
   2. Swarm (2016)
   3. Nexus (2018)
   Wildgame (1991)
   The Tankerman (1992)
   The Best Thing (1995)
   Touching Earth Lightly (1996)
   Walking Through Albert (1998)
   Click (2007) (with others)
   Tender Morsels (2008)
   The Brides of Rollrock Island (2012)
     aka Sea Hearts
   White Time (2000)
   Black Juice (2004)
   Red Spikes (2006)
   Yellowcake (2013)
   Singing My Sister Down (2017)
   Phantom Limbs (2018)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   We Three Kids (2013)
Series contributed to
Picture Books show
Margo Lanagan recommends
A Hunger of Thorns (2023)
(Hunger of Thorns, book 1)
Lili Wilkinson
"A Hunger of Thorns is visceral fantasy; it tells its story not just in the bodies of young people but through all creation around them. This novel teems with life-forms real and imagined - winged, scaled, furred, barked and leaved, macro and micro, solid and almost intangible. It zooms in with scientific precision, then pivots to passionate invention. Maude's quest will take you to deep, dark, festering places and bring you soaring back out into the light. This novel resonates strongly with our uncertain times. It will give courage and hope to readers seeking their true selves and a way forward into a richer, realer life."
Flyaway (2020)
Kathleen Jennings
"Brilliant light washes through these pages, a perfect foil for the novella's shadowy, all-too-serious battles of class, community and family. Sly visitations from imported, half-naturalised folklore add further layers of mystery and wonder to a more-than-magical tale of history's grip, the land's memory, and the harm we cannot help but do to ourselves and each other."
The Monster of Elendhaven (2019)
Jennifer Giesbrecht
"Gorily gothic, darkly baroque, rotten with magic and shot with shafts of wicked humor, The Monster of Elendhaven is a perfect nightmare."

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Books containing stories by Margo Lanagan
The Best Horror of the Year Volume 15 (2024)
(Best Horror of the Year, book 15)
edited by
Ellen Datlow

More books 

2009 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel : Tender Morsels
2005 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection : Black Juice

Award nominations
2013 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Brides of Rollrock Island
2009 Michael L. Printz Award (nominee) : Tender Morsels
2006 Michael L. Printz Award (nominee) : Black Juice

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