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Anna Tambour is a writer and poet whose area of interest lies in speculative fiction, satire, fable and other strange and hard-to-categoris genres. her work as appeared in magazines and journals such as Quadrant, Subterranean, Sprawel and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and in anthologies such as Agog! : Ripping Reads (2006), The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2009), and Paper Cities (2009). Her collection Monterra's Deliciosa & Other Tales was published in 2003, followed in 2005 by the Spotted Lily. Since 2005 Tambour has also been publishing her own work and that of others through the sebsite Anna Tambour and Others, which also links to her blog site Medlar Comfits and Magnificants — Magnificent Insignificants.

Describing herself as being of 'of no fixed nationality, Tambour lives in the Australian bush with a large family of other species, including one man.'

Awards for Works

The Finest Ass in the Universe 2015 selected work short story

'It’s been over ten years since the release of Tambour’s first collection, Monterra’s Deliciosa & Other Tales . Her novel, Crandolin, published by Chomu Press was shortlisted for the 2013 World Fantasy Award. All of Tambour’s books have been Locus Recommended Reading List selections. The world is well and truly ready for this latest instalment of Tambour’s weird and fantastic.

'The Finest Ass in the Universe will comprise over two dozen stories including four new works.

'Elation, compulsion, exploration, love and exquisitely timed bullying, a lascivious oyster, a man called Eggplant, the dangers of smelling like honey pudding, the enticement of innocent toadlets, the unending day of deadness. The daughter of a part-time magician and a Las Vegas showgirl turns to science. Destiny points a young man to brassiere design. Suddenly orphaned siblings try to protect their most vulnerable. Fortunes craze in neighbourhoods living cheek-by-jowl. Unintendeds abound, as life cavorts in all its unclassifiable contrariness.' (Publication summary(

2015 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Best Collection
See Here, See There Agog! Ripping Reads , 2006 single work short story fantasy

A fantasy story in which the protagonists visual handicap is construed as mystical virtue.

2006 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Fantasy Division Short Story
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