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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Prize winner!

A Clue for Clara

A Clue for Clara has won the 2021 Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for Best Children's Crime Novel by an Australian woman! Hooray for Clara! We are squawking with delight!

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Hooray for Clara, winner of the Davitt Award!

5 Sep

At an online ceremony last weekend, A Clue for Clara was declared the winner of the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for Best Children’s Crime Novel. Hooray! You can watch Continue reading

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