Trudi Canavan

bestselling author of The Black Magician Trilogy

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Signings, a Launch and an AMA

Thief’s Magic is now out in all english speaking territories and Poland. The wonder and amazement at knowing the story I shaped is being read in places around the world never wears off.

Last Monday the lovely Robert, Orbit’s account manager for Melbourne, took me to some bookstores here to sign stock. We visited Dymocks at Eastland, The Glen and Doncaster, where we had some great chats with the staff. I had a bout of camnesia at Eastland so I have no photos, but here’s Jess at The Glen and Michelle at Doncaster. Thanks to everyone we met with for the friendly reception.


Tomorrow night is the launch of Thief’s Magic. Remember, if you RSVP you go into the running for a fantastic prize.

PowerPoint Presentation

And on Sunday evening I’ll be signing form 5pm at Notions Unlimited bookstore: Shop 9, Chelsea Beach Arcade, 426 Nepean Hwy, Chelsea.

Notions Unlimited

Next week I’ll be doing an AMA over at Reddit. I’m a Reddit newcomer, so this will be a voyage of discovery for me. I’ll let you know the details when the time gets closer.

Thief’s Magic Is Out There!

Reports of Thief’s Magic arriving in bookstores and reader’s homes have been popping up in my Twitter notifications feed, so I think we can officially say it’s out there in the big wide world. But it is being released on different dates in different places. In Australia and Poland it was officially out yesterday. In the UK it’ll be out tomorrow. In the US on the 20th. In Germany not until November.

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Notions Unlimited Signing

Notions Unlimited

Melbourne is a big city, so I’m going to be introducing Thief’s Magic to the world not just at the book launch but at a signing event at the wonderful Notions Unlimited bookstore. So if you can’t make it to the launch, live down in the south east of Melbourne, want to schmooze with the cool people again, or get me to sign your books twice, here are the details:

When: 5pm, Sunday 25th May
Where: Notions Unlimited, Shop 9, Chelsea Beach Arcade, 426 Nepean Hwy, Chelsea

Thief’s Magic Launch!

I have a book coming out! Wheeee! Kermit flail!

(Sorry. It never gets old, this book release thing.)

To celebrate, Hachette Australia, Dymocks and I are holding a little party to launch it into the world. We’re also giving one lucky RSVPer a prize. I’m not saying what it is, only that it’s awesome and I’d love to win it myself!

PowerPoint Presentation

When: 6pm, 22nd May
Where: Dymocks 234 Collins St Melbs

Guest Post at Fantasy Cafe


A few days ago Fantasy Cafe published a guest post I wrote for them called “Doing What Comes Naturally: Aussie Women Writers of Fantasy” for their Women in SF&F Month. They are also giving away a copy of Thief’s Magic to one lucky visitor.

There are also many interesting post in this year’s Women Writers of Fantasy. In particular, I liked those by Barbara Friend Ish and Ginn Hale. So if you haven’t already been following, have a browse through the many great blog posts.

And while you’re there, help them compile the Big Giant List of Fantasy & Science Fiction Books By Women: