A spellbinding tale of dark family secrets, magic and witches, and creatures of myth and the sea; of strong women and the men who seek to control them.
Specialising in dark fantasy and horror, Brisbane-based Angela Slatter is the author of the Aurealis Award-winning The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales, the World Fantasy Award finalist Sourdough and Other Stories, and the Aurealis finalist Midnight and Moonshine (with Lisa L. Hannett). She is the first Australian to win a British Fantasy Award (for “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter” in A Book of Horrors).
Angela’s short stories have appeared in such publications as Fantasy, Nightmare and Lightspeed Magazines, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, The Review of Australian Fiction, Fearie Tales, A Book of Horrors, Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded, Blood Sisters, and Australian and US Best Of anthologies.
Angela was one of the inaugural Queensland Writers Fellows (2013-14). She has an MA and a PhD in Creative Writing, and is a graduate of the Clarion South Writers Workshop (2009) and the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop (2006). Angela teaches regularly for the Queensland Writers Centre in Brisbane, and has been known to give guest lectures at universities.
In 2014 Angela published three new collections: The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, a prequel to Sourdough and Other Stories, from Tartarus Press; Black-Winged Angels, a limited edition reprint collection from Ticonderoga Publications; and The Female Factory (with Lisa L. Hannett), the eleventh in the Twelfth Planet Press “Twelve Planets” series.
Angela has recently finished an urban fantasy novel Vigil (based on the short story Brisneyland by Night), and has started the sequel, Corpselight. She is also editing her Queensland Writers Fellowship mosaic novel, The Tallow-Wife and Other Tales.
2012 British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story: “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter”.
2010 Aurealis Award for Best Collection: The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales.
2010 Aurealis Award Best Fantasy Short Story: “The February Dragon” co-authored with Lisa Hannett.