Margo Lanagan biography

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 and their two sons.

... for Tender Morsels

A striking retelling of the Grimms' Snow White and Rose Red. The Times

It's easy to get lost in the book's 500 pages, never wanting to leave. The Scotsman

A genre-smashing novel. Daily Telegraph

... for The Brides of Rollrock Island

Outstanding... Nothing is predictable in this astonishing novel, which expands on classic tales about selkie brides with unsettling imaginative thoroughness. The Times

Margo Lanagan is a writer of such soaring talent that it is almost impossible to do justice to her creations in a review... Readers will find themselves beguiled by Lanagan's deliciously unsettling and haunting prose. Daily Telegraph

As she paints images for us of Daniel's brief life under the waves as a seal, she shows writing of the highest order: subtle, powerful, poetic. Marcus Sedwick (Guardian)