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Juliet Marillier Juliet Marillier i(A2883 works by)
Born: Established: Dunedin, Otago, South Island,
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New Zealand,
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Pacific Region,
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Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Juliet Marillier has liveed in Swan Valley, Perth, Western Australia. Since graduating from the University of Otago, New Zealand, with a BA in languages and an honours degree in music, she has had a varied career that included working for government agencies, opera singing, and raising four children. Marillier now writes full time. Her lifelong interest in myth, legend, folklore and traditional music is a strong influence on both style and theme in her writing. A passion for early British history, reflecting her Celtic ancestry, is evident in her choice of settings. She is a member of the druid order OBOD and of the Australian Greens Party.

Most Referenced Works

Notes

  • Voted number 50 in the Booktopia Top 50 Favourite Australian Authors for 2018

Awards for Works

Good Dog, Alice! 2019 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Wonderland: An Anthology 2019;
2019 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Fantasy Division Short Story
y separately published work icon The Harp of Kings Sydney : Macmillan Australia , 2019 17118076 2019 single work novel fantasy

'Eighteen-year-old Liobhan is a powerful singer and an expert whistle player. Her brother has a voice to melt the hardest heart, and is a rare talent on the harp. They are both training for the elite warrior band on Swan Island when they are asked to join a mission that requires posing as travelling minstrels.

'Their task is to find and retrieve a precious harp, an ancient symbol of kingship, which has mysteriously vanished. If the instrument is not played at the upcoming coronation, the candidate will not be accepted. Faced with plotting courtiers, secretive druids, an insightful storyteller and a boorish Crown Prince, Liobhan soon realises an Otherworld power may be meddling in the affairs of the kingdom. When ambition clashes with conscience, Liobhan must make a bold decision and a heartbreaking choice ...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Fantasy Division Novel
2019 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Young Adult Division Novel
Army Men 2018 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Of Gods and Globes : A Cosmic Anthology of SF/F Tales 2018; (p. 129-139)
2018 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Fantasy Division Short Story
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