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.

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Ella and the Ocean

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WINNER of the 2020 Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature (NSW Premier's Literary Awards)!

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Latest blog post

A book needs a great antagonist

7 Jun

I’ve been thinking these last couple of weeks about how a book needs a great antagonist. And how sometimes it takes a while to find the right one. For the Continue reading

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