Trudi Canavan

bestselling author of The Black Magician Trilogy

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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 […]

More Inspiration for Doctor Who: Salt of the Earth – Blokarting!

Having been inspired to use salty landscape as a setting by a segment on a science documentary featuring land sailing, I decided to look into the sport. Lake Lefroy was a long way from home – off the beaten track, as they say – so I looked closer to home and found the Victorian Blokart […]

The Inspiration for Doctor Who: Salt of the Earth

In interviews about my little Doctor Who novella, I am nearly always asked why I chose the setting, so I thought I’d write a blog post and provide some links about the sources of inspiration behind it. Initially I only I wanted the story to take place somewhere very Australian, but not the sort of […]

Doctor Who: Salt of the Earth Available Now!

I’m bouncing with excitement, because my Doctor Who novella, Salt of the Earth, is available from today! The Third Doctor and Jo Grant arrive for a well-deserved holiday of sun and ‘blokarting’ on a salt lake in Australia in 2028. Weird sculptures adorn the landscape – statues carved from the salt. People have been leaving […]