Trudi Canavan

bestselling author of The Black Magician Trilogy

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Magie Volée

Another lovely surprise arrived in the mail a few days ago: copies of the French edition of Thief’s Magic: These coincide with the release of the book, just in time for Trolls & Légendes. I’m getting excited about this festival now, and looking forward to meeting fans there.

More Anthology Goodness with the Year’s Best

Hot on the heels of the Time Trips anthology, another book I have a story in arrived on my doorstep: The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013 contains my story “Camp Follower”. To have a story selected for a “Year’s Best” anthology is doubly flattering and exciting. It’s like winning an award AND receiving […]

Tripping Through Time with Doctor Who

You know those weeks where something marvellous and something not very marvellous happen at the same time? Well, last week I twisted my ankle so badly my doctor and physio sent me for a second x-ray a week later because it looked like I’d broken it. (I hadn’t, but boy did I have some impressive […]

Trolls & Legends

A quick post to let you know I will be at Trolls & Légendes in Belgium this Easter. I am very excited to be a part of the festival! Then, a little later in April, I will be visiting Poland. I don’t know if there are any details out yet about it, so keep an […]

The Angel Has Landed

I am happy (relieved and a little scared) to report that Angel of Storms, book two of the Millennium’s Rule series, has been submitted to the publisher. Despite there being a million distractions and delays (illness, buying/selling/moving/fixing houses) I’ve had a fabulous time writing this book. It’s always been a delight to work on. There’s […]

Brisbane Writers Festival

Surfacing for air for a moment to let you know that I’ll be at the Brisbane Writers Festival this weekend. I’m doing a talk, a workshop and a panel. I’m looking forward to getting out into the real world for a little while, though I may have to sneak back to my hotel room to […]

Thank Yous, Wristwarmers, and a Nice Hot Cuppa

The last couple of months I’ve been either nursing a head cold or rushing about trying to get what I planned to do done as well as what I failed to do when nursing a head cold. It’s been awesome (apart from the cold) and can I say a big “THANK YOU” to everyone who […]

An Evening at Notions Unlimited

The Sunday after the launch I headed down to Chelsea to Notions Unlimited for a signing event. I love Chuck’s store. I’m a sucker for any bookstore dedicated to science fiction, fantasy and horror, and Notions Unlimited has an extra cosy atmosphere. Maybe it’s because Chuck is so friendly and welcoming. Maybe it’s the couches […]

Thief’s Magic Character Illustration

If you’ve read my longer bio, you’ll know I am an artist and former illustrator. I like to draw my characters, and sometimes I’ll even paint scenes from the books. The maps for the Age of the Five trilogy feature characters from that story, and a few years ago I made some simple line drawings […]

Thief’s Magic Launch

Life here has been pretty hectic these last few weeks, so I’m a bit behind in writing blog posts. So first up: the launch! Lots of people came along to help me celebrate the release of Thief’s Magic. There were platters of cheese and bikkies and glasses of bubbly or soft drink, thanks to Dymocks […]