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Angela Slatter Angela Slatter i(A82655 works by)
Born: Established: 1967 ;
Gender: Female
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Angela Slatter holds an MA and a PhD in Creative Writing, and is a graduate of Clarion South 2009 and the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop 2006. In 2013, she was awarded one of the inaugural Queensland Writers Fellowships. She has won awards a World Fantasy Award, a British Fantasy Award, Ditmar Awards, Aurealis Awards, and Australian Shadows Awards, as well as being a finalist for awards including the Norma K. Hemming Award.

Source: Author's website.

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y separately published work icon You Are Not Your Writing and Other Sage Advice Brisbane : Brain Jar Press , 2021 23752262 2021 multi chapter work essay

'"Sure, writers have demons and inner critics that whisper horrible, discouraging things to us. But some of us give them undignified pet names and enrol them in short courses to get them off our hands..."

'In these essays, Angela Slatter-the World Fantasy Award-winning author of the Sourdough Stories, the Verity Fassbinder Series, and more-explores the relationship between the writer, their work, and the publishing industry they inhabit.

'Drawn from twelve years of author presentations, keynote speeches, blog posts, and articles aimed at aspiring and established professionals, You Are Not Your Writing features Slatter's best advice on managing social media, understanding the role awards play in your developing career, the hierarchy of rejection, and strategically building your career and network of other writers. Most importantly, they draw the line between the writer and their work, and illustrate the dangers of mistaking one for the other.

'Whether you're a new writer seeking advice on taking the next step, or a fan of Slatter's fiction looking for a glimpse behind the scenes, this chapbook is a peek into the mindset and philosophy of one of Australia's most acclaimed writers of fantasy and horror.' (Publication summary)

2022 finalist Locus Awards Non-fiction
y separately published work icon The Tallow-wife and Other Tales Leyburn : Tartarus Press , 2021 21082274 2021 selected work short story

'‘Once upon a time when wishing still helped ...’

'Return to the dreaming streets of the cathedral-city of Lodellan, where a new generation of characters face fairy tales and nightmares. Cordelia Parsifal has an enviable life, hard won, but the ghosts of the past are soon to remind her that no sin or omission goes unnoticed. Slumbering saints awake, hind-girls dance, boys become bears, and the fate of the upper- and under-earths rests on the whim of a single, volatile creature.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Best Collection
2021 finalist Australian Shadows Award Collection Also finalist: Seeds from Aotearoa author Tabatha Wood.
y separately published work icon All the Murmuring Bones London : Titan , 2021 20220629 2021 single work novel fantasy

'Orphaned as a young child, Mirin O'Malley has been brought up by her grandparents on their isolated, rambling estate Hob's Hallow. Long ago her family prospered due to a deal struck with the mer, the terrifying creatures who live in the depths of the sea: safety for their merchant ships in return for a child of each generation. But for many years the family have been unable to keep their side of the bargain and their fortunes have suffered as a result.

'When Mirin's grandfather dies, her grandmother puts in train a plans to restore their glory - but at the price of Mirin's freedom. Finding amongst her grandfather's papers evidence that her parents may still be alive, Mirin is determined to escape and discover the truth about her origins. This takes her on a treacherous journey to Blackwater, the estate her parents built when they fled Hob's Hallow, but on arrival Mirin finds the estate in decline and her 'Uncle Edward' in charge: where are her parents, and who is this Edward Elliott really?

'A story of mystery and magic and the strange creatures that lurk beneath the waves.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Fantasy Division Novel
2021 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards The Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year
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