Trudi Canavan

bestselling author of The Black Magician Trilogy


I can no longer reply to fanmail

Why? Simply because there was too much of it! I did consider hiring assistants to reply for me, but when I considered the contents of the emails I get I realised that fan want:

(a) for me to read their email

(b) to have their questions answered

(c) to get a reply

While I don’t have time to reply, I still read every email I receive.

I’ve provided answers for most questions people send me. Look under the menus along the top of the page. You’ll find information about my books, me, writing advice, recommended reading lists and more.

Most questions will be answered on the Frequently Asked Questions page. (The spoiler answers do ruin the plots of the books they relate to, but they are on a separate page so DON’T CLICK until you’ve read those books.)

Now and then someone will send me a question I haven’t answered on the site, and there’s a good reason why I haven’t. For examples of these kinds of questions, you might want to read my (cheekily humourous) old Unanswerable Questions blog post.

You might also find my blog entry on Fanmail I Love entertaining and useful.

Also please note:
If you’ve come here after reading the last pages of The High Lord to send me a complaint about the death of a certain character please, PLEASE, take a deep breath, stop and wait a day for the emotional effect of that book to wear off a little before you do.

I write in order to move people. I find complaints about the end of The High Lord a sign of success… though I much, MUCH prefer it when the reader understands why it was the right ending for the story.

If you didn’t like my book please understand I don’t write them to bother strangers I never met before. If the books aren’t to your taste, they just aren’t to your taste. I know I can’t please everyone and I’m cool with that. There are millions of books out there, and I think the odds are in my favour when I say you will find something you like better.

Now, at last, here is a contact form.

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