Trudi Canavan

bestselling author of The Black Magician Trilogy

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Today I’m starting a three week writing stint, in which I hope to finish the first draft of The Ambassador’s Mission. It’s going to be quite a challenge to get it done in that time, so I’m doing what I call ‘hermitising’. This means only family, friends and maintaining my physical (and mental) health are allowed to draw […]

3CR – Published or Not

Today I headed into the city to the funky studio of 3CR Community Radio where Jan Goldsmith interviewed me live for her show ‘Published or Not’. I had a fabulous time talking with her about The Magician’s Apprentice and the world I created for The Black Magician Trilogy, and about writing. Jan picked up so […]

Sydney Bookshop Tour

I got to sleep in a little on Thursday morning, then spent some time gazing at the view. Which mean I managed to catch a fairly rare occurrence: the opening of the Pyrmont Bridge.  It was opened to allow the floating stage at the left of this photo to pass through. Not long after I […]


On Wednesday I flew to Syndey, where Nicola met me at the airport. I’d told her on Monday that I’ve aways wanted to be greeted on arrival at an airport by someone holding up a sign with my name on it, and she obliged.  Yes, I have humble ambitions. But I do seem to be […]

Busy, Busy, Busy!

I’ve had a busy week touring in Canberra and Sydney, and there are going to be a few new posts appearing here over the next few days as I catch up on reporting.  Tuesday was Canberra Bookshop day. We started at Dymocks Tuggeranong, where Erin, Fiona, Debbie, Liam and Monica gave me a warm welcome […]