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Angela Slatter (also writing as A.G. Slatter) is the author of All The Murmuring Bones (Titan Books, purchase links below). That will be followed by The Path of Thorns in June 2022. Both are gothic fantasies set in the world of the Sourdough and Bitterwood collections.

Angela has recently signed another two-book deal with Titan for the novels The Briar Book of the Dead (2023) and The Crimson Road (2024).

In February 2021, Tartarus Press published The Tallow-Wife and Other Tales, the third mosaic collection in the Sourdough world series. In May of 2022, The Bone Lantern (a novella set in the Sourdough world) will be published by Absinthe Press (an imprint of PS Publishing).

Angela is also the author of the supernatural crime novels from Jo Fletcher Books/Hachette International: Vigil (2016), Corpselight (2017) and Restoration (2018), as well as ten other short story collections, including The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales, Sourdough and Other Stories, The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, A Feast of Sorrows: Stories, and The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners and Other StoriesVigil was nominated for the Dublin Literary Award in 2018. All The Murmuring Bones was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards Book of the Year in 2021.

Angela is represented by Meg Davis of the Ki Agency in London: meg@ki-agency.co.uk

She has won a World Fantasy Award, a British Fantasy Award, a Ditmar, two Australian Shadows Awards and seven Aurealis Awards.

Angela’s short stories have appeared in Australian, UK and US Best Of anthologies such The Mammoth Book of New Horror, The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, The Best Horror of the Year, The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror, and The Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction. Her work has been translated into Bulgarian, Chinese, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Polish, French, Turkish, Czechoslovakian and Romanian. Victoria Madden of Sweet Potato Films (The Kettering Incident) has optioned the film rights to one of her short stories (“Finnegan’s Field”).

She has an MA and a PhD in Creative Writing, is a graduate of Clarion South 2009 and the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop 2006, and in 2013 she was awarded one of the inaugural Queensland Writers Fellowships. In 2016 Angela was the Established Writer-in-Residence at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre in Perth. She has been awarded career development funding by Arts Queensland, the Copyright Agency and, in 2017/18, an Australia Council for the Arts grant. She teaches for the Australian Writers’ Centre.

She is also the author of the novellas, Of Sorrow and Such (Tor.com) and Ripper (in Horrorology: The Lexicon of Fear).


Awards

  • 2021 Australian Shadows Award for Best Collected Work: The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners and Other Stories.
  • 2021 Aurealis Award for Best Collection: The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners and Other Stories.
  • 2017 Australian Shadows Award for Best Novel: Corpselight.
  • 2016 Aurealis Award for Best Collection: A Feast of Sorrows: Stories.
  • 2015 Ditmar Award for Best Novella: Of Sorrow and Such
  • 2014 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection: The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings.
  • 2014 Aurealis Award for Best Collection: The Female Factory, co-authored with Lisa L. Hannett.
  • 2014 Aurealis Award for Best Horror Short Story: “Home and Hearth”.
  • 2014 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story: “St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls”.
  • 2012 British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story: “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter”.
  • 2010 Aurealis Award for Best Collection: The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales.
  • 2010 Aurealis Award Best Fantasy Short Story: “The February Dragon”, co-authored with Lisa Hannett.

Short and long listings

  • 2022 Locus Award for Non-Fiction: You Are Not Your Writing & Other Sage Advice
  • 2022 Aurealis Award for Best Collection: The Tallow-Wife and Other Tales
  • 2022 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel: All the Murmuring Bones
  • 2022 Australian Shadows Award for Best Collected Work:The Tallow-Wife and Other Tales
  • 2021 Queensland Literary Awards Best Book of the Year: All the Murmuring Bones
  • 2018 Nominated for the Dublin Literary Award: Vigil
  • 2018 Locus Award for Best Novel: Corpselight
  • 2018 Aurealis Award for Best Horror Novella: “No Good Deed”
  • 2018 Aurealis Award Best Fantasy Short Story: “The Little Mermaid, in Passing”
  • 2017 Longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award: Vigil.
  • 2017 Locus Award for Best First Novel: Vigil.
  • 2016 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novella: Finnegan’s Field
  • 2016 Aurealis Award for Best Collection: Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales
  • 2016 Aurealis Award for Best Collection:A Feast of Sorrows: Stories
  • 2016 Aurealis Award for Best Horror Short Story: “The Red Forest”
  • 2016 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel:Vigil
  • 2015 Aurealis Award for Best Horror Novella: Ripper
  • 2015 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novella: Of Sorrow and Such
  • 2015 Ditmar Award for Best Novella: Of Sorrow and Such
  • 2014 Norma K. Hemming Award: The Female Factory, co-authored with Lisa Hannett. Honourable mention.
  • 2013 Aurealis Award for Best Collection: The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings.
  • 2013 Aurealis Award for Best Collection: Black-Winged Angels.
  • 2013 Aurealis Award for Best Collection: The Female Factory, co-authored with Lisa Hannett.
  • 2013 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Story: “St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls”.
  • 2013 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story: “The Badger Bride”.
  • 2013 Aurealis Award for Best Horror Short Story: “Home and Hearth”.
  • 2012 Aurealis Award for Best Collection: Midnight and Moonshine, co-authored with Lisa Hannett.
  • 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection: Sourdough and Other Stories.
  • 2011 Australian Shadows Award for Long Fiction: The Girl With No Hands and Other Tales.
  • 2011 Australian Shadows Award for Short Fiction: “Brisneyland by Night”.
  • 2010 Aurealis Award for Best Collection: Sourdough and Other Stories.
  • 2010 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story: “Sister, Sister”.
  • 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story: “Words”.
  • 2008 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story: “Dresses, three”.
  • 2007 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story: “The Angel Wood”.