Author of the best-selling KEEPERS TRILOGY: winner of TWO Aurealis Awards
for Best Australian Children’s Fantasy, and translated into eleven languages.

Have you ever met a brizzlehound? Or a slaughterbird? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend the first twelve years of your life in chains? And what you would do when you finally broke free?

About Lian

Lian Tanner has been dynamited while scuba diving and arrested while busking. She once spent a week in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, hunting for a Japanese soldier left over from the Second World War. Nowadays she lives by the beach in southern Tasmania with a large fluffy tomcat called Harry-le-beau.

More about Lian


A Clue for Clara

A Clue for Clara has been shortlisted for the 2021 Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards, for Best Children's Crime Novel by an Australian woman! Hooray for Clara!

Page Link See moreSee more Page Link

Latest blog post

Books for anxious children

5 Jun

I was a dreadfully anxious child. At the time, it seemed to me that I was the only one in the world who felt like that, and I became very Continue reading

Follow Lian on Facebook, Instagram & Goodreads