Trudi Canavan

bestselling author of The Black Magician Trilogy

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Read the First Chapter of The Ambassador’s Mission

It’s up! Go here to read it. Normally I have to carefully format the text and add html code, but this time the lovely bods at Orbit have done it all for me – and it’s up a month earlier. For the full story, I’m afraid you’re going to have to wait until the release […]

Continuum 6: Future Tense

I’ll be at Continuum 6 this weekend, in Melbourne. I love these smaller, local cons for their cosy atmosphere. It’s much easier to get to meet the guests, for a start, and catch up with all my friends. I’m on only one panel this time: Sunday, 2pm: Craftonomicon Meet the new crafters and makers. What […]

The Aurealis Awards

It was very nice of them to arrange for Australia Day to come right after the Aurealis Awards, because by the time I got home on Sunday and unpacked on Monday I needed a good long Tuesday relaxing in the sun and eating BBQ to recover. Here are some pics of the weekend: Kaaron Warren […]

Pulp Fiction and the Aurealis Awards

It’s that time of year again! What time? Aurealis Awards time! I booked my tickets a few months ago, just a couple of weeks before I found out that The Magician’s Apprentice was shortlisted. (Which, I have to admit, has turned it from a relaxed opportunity to dress up and party to a nail-biting, nerve-wracking […]


A bunch of writerly friends have been organising ourselves a two week writing retreat for the last couple of years. We call ourselves Fantasy Writers On Retreat, and this year we even have a blog. I spent a week in Berry in their wonderful company, and now I’m writing in isolation in Bowral (which does […]