Margo Lanagan has published two dark fantasy novels (Tender Morsels and Sea Hearts), seven short story collections including the breakout Black Juice, ten teenage romance novels, three junior fantasy novels, two young adult novels and a children’s picture book. She collaborated with Scott Westerfeld and Deborah Biancotti on the New York Times bestselling YA superheroes trilogy, Zeroes. Her most recent publications are the collections Singing My Sister Down and Other Stories and Phantom Limbs.
Her work has won a slew of awards, including four World Fantasy Awards, nine Aurealis and five Ditmar Awards, two CBCA awards, a Victorian and a Western Australian Premier’s Literary Award, an “Indie”, the Barbara Jefferis Award and the Norma K. Hemming Award. In Australia, she has been shortlisted for the Stella Prize and for the NSW and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. International award listings include the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Dublin IMPAC Award, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award (Ireland), the Astrid Lindgren Award (Sweden, twice), the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the British Science Fiction Association Awards, the British Fantasy Awards, the Carnegie Medal, the Nebula, Hugo, Bram Stoker, Theodore Sturgeon, Shirley Jackson, James Tiptree Jr (twice), Michael L. Printz (twice) and International Horror Guild awards (US) and the Seiun Awards (Japan). Her books and stories have been translated into 19 languages.
Margo has been a judge of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and the Australian–Vogel’s Literary Award. She served on the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts for three years. She has been an instructor at six residential Clarion workshops, in Brisbane, Seattle and (with Maureen F. McHugh) San Diego. She has also conducted numerous creative writing workshops both for school groups and for adult writers.