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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

Pea Soup 2021 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Mother Thorn and Other Tales of Courage 2021;

'Running away from home on a stormy night, a soaked and weary Bella seeks shelter in a strange old house. There she discovers not only that the shy kitchen hand, Fred, cooks the best pea soup she’s ever tasted, but also that he’s a sort of prince. Fred’s mother wants a wife for him, but she has ridiculously high standards. And Bella’s determined to make her own choices.'

Source: Author's website.

2020 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Young Adult Division Short Story
The Witching Well 2021 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Mother Thorn and Other Tales of Courage 2021;

'Lara’s duty to her mother binds her to a life of lonely drudgery. A surprising encounter at the Witching Well brings a new friend into her life, and she discovers that acts of kindness can bring their own rewards.'

Source: Author's website.

2020 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Young Adult Division Short Story
y separately published work icon Mother Thorn and Other Tales of Courage Waikiki : Serenity Press , 2021 21211168 2021 selected work short story

'Walk into a fairy tale world that’s not quite what you might expect.

'Lara’s life of lonely drudgery changes when she gains an unlikely friend and learns that acts of kindness can bring their own rewards. High-born Niamh knows the kennel boy is her soulmate, but when she seeks help from the Otherworld, her future takes a surprising turn. Bella runs away from home on a stormy night and finds shelter in a strange old house, where she meets a shy kitchen hand, his autocratic mother, and a mouse. Young soldier Katrin makes her weary way homeward after a terrible defeat. A chance encounter with an old woman plunges Katrin into an adventure involving dogs, treasure and a lost tinder box.

'These four tales celebrate courage and kindness. They are about being to true to yourself and recognising the good in others.'

Source : publisher's blurb

2020 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Best Collection
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