Author/Editor: Lucy Sussex

Lucy Sussex

Lucy Sussex was born in New Zealand. She has edited four anthologies, including She’s Fantastical (1995), shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award. Her award-winning fiction includes books for younger readers; and the novel, The Scarlet Rider (1996).  She has five short story collections, My Lady Tongue, A Tour Guide in Utopia, Absolute Uncertainty, Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies (a best of), and Thief of Lives.  Currently she reviews weekly for the Age newspaper. She has also written Women Writers and Detectives in C19th Crime Fiction (Palgrave) and edited Victoriana: Mary Fortune and an anthology of Victorian travel writing, Saltwater in the Ink (ASP). 

Throughout her writing career, Lucy has won a number of awards for her works. These include a Bertram Chandler award for Outstanding Achievement in Australian Science Fiction and a number of Ditmar awards - annual awards for the best new releases in Australian Science Fiction as voted at each year's national convention.
Book Awards
She's Fantastical: 1995 Shortlisted, World Fantasy Award

Books published by, or available from, Spinifex
She's Fantastical
Fortunes of Mary Fortune, The

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Accidents of Composition

Accidents of Composition

Merlinda Bobis

The eyes catch a black bird close to an eerie sun. Instantly, a poem: an accident of composition. Or a tree, rock, light...



Helen Lobato

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Lady of the Realm

Lady of the Realm

Hoa Pham

One day there will be peace in Vietnam. But not before more war.

Touched by the Lady of the Realm, Liên dreams of...

We Go Around in the Night and Are Consumed by Fire

We Go Around in the Night and Are Consumed by Fire

Jules Grant

This stunning literary debut, voiced by a lesbian gangster Donna and her streetwise daughter Aurora, is steeped in the...

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