Lian Tanner

Links and interviews


July 2015 – an interview with Kids’ Book Review.

July 2014 – interview as part of 2014 Snapshot of Australian Speculative Fiction

July 2014 – an interview with Yvette Maurice from the Australian College of Journalism

June 2012 – an interview I did as part of the 2012 Snapshot of Australian Speculative Fiction

February 2012 – Online interview with Australian fantasy author Rowena Cory Daniels. Rowena does a lot of research before she starts and comes up with the most interesting questions I’ve come across yet.

January 2012 – I’ve done a lesson for the Writing classes for kids website, which also has other very useful resources for young people interested in writing. My lesson tells you a little bit about where the idea for City of Lies came from.

January 2012 – here’s my guest post on Kids Book Review, talking about how some of the ideas in the Keepers trilogy came about.

Some interesting and useful links:

The Icebreaker trilogy page at MacMillan (USA).

My US agent, Jill Grinberg.

The Museum of Thieves page at Allen and Unwin (Australia).

My Australian agent, Margaret Connolly. (This website is down at the moment.)

Sebastian Ciaffaglione is the artist who has done all the covers for the Australian editions of my books. He also did the internal illustrations for the Keepers trilogy.

Jon Foster is the artist who did the stunning US covers for the Keepers trilogy, and also illustrated the rooms in the Museum of Thieves game.

Peter Matheson is a manuscript assessor (and friend) with whom I have worked on both the Keepers trilogy and the Hidden series. The books wouldn’t be what they are without his advice and guidance. He’s tough, but clear-sighted, and has an excellent eye for a story.

Here’s the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart, a small museum that I have loved since I was a child.

Here’s the Hermitage Museum in Russia, one of the biggest and oldest in the world.

This is the website of Lenore Skenazy, who has written a book called Free-Range Kids.

Publishers’ websites