Trudi Canavan

bestselling author of The Black Magician Trilogy

Short Stories & Novellas

“Whispers of the Mist Children”, published in Aurealis magazine, issue #23, 1999

“Room for Improvement”, published in Forever Shores, Wakefield Press, 2003

“The Lost Property Room”, published in Dreaming Again, HarperCollins Publishers, 2008

“The Mad Apprentice” (novella), published in Legends of Australian Fantasy, HarperCollins, June 2010 and Epic: Legends of Fantasy, Tachyon Publications, October 2012 \

“Camp Follower”, published in Fearsome Journeys, Simon & Schuster, May 2013

“A Good Yarn”, published in In Fabula-divinos, edited by Nicole Murphy, March 2013

How to get hold of these stories and novellas:

Since I live in Australia, my stories tend to be published there first, and you can order the magazines and books they appeared in either online, from the publisher or from an Australian bookstore. Use your favourite search engine to look for “Australian science fiction and fantasy bookstore” for the latter.

Dreaming Again and Legends of Australian Fantasy are also published in the US. A small collection of stories translated to Polish is available from my Polish publisher.

I am hoping to have a collection of short stories and novellas published in the future, but I’d like it to contain more than just the short list above. There are stories in my head that I need to find time to write. Some are set in the Millenium’s Rule universe, so I’d like to get that world established before I commit to any details in the short story. I have a long fantasy novella that I got half way through rewriting a few years back, but was scuttled by our house renovation dramas, that I want to finish as well.

But if you can’t wait for a collection to come out, then you’ll need to get hold of the above magazines and anthologies. The advantage of this is that you get to read a whole lot of other excellent stories by very talented Australians, and may discover an author whose work you’ll love.