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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)
Series contributed to
World Fantasy Best Collection winner (2005) : Black Juice
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book nominee (2006) : Black Juice
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book nominee (2009) : Tender Morsels
World Fantasy Best Novel winner (2009) : Tender Morsels
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2013) : The Brides of Rollrock Island

Margo Lanagan recommends
Snow White Learns Witchcraft (2019)
Theodora Goss
"Theodora Goss re-fleshes and re-clothes old tales in multifarious ways. Sometimes the stories’ new garments are classic and mythic, sometimes they’re up-to-the-minute, twenty-first-century creations, fresh cuts and colors that bring new truths from the underlying structures. Through prose and poetry, Goss shines her unique light into the fairytale forest—and many bright eyes gleam back."
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."
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."

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