Dr Angela Slatter

Dr Angela Slatter (Photo by David Pollitt, June 2010)

Specialising in dark fantasy and horror, Angela Slatter is the author of The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales, Sourdough and Other Stories, Midnight and Moonshine (with Lisa L. Hannett), The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, Black-Winged Angels, and The Female Factory (also with Lisa L. Hannett). She has won five Aurealis Awards (three of them in 2015), one British Fantasy Award, and been a finalist for the World Fantasy Awards.

Angela’s short stories have appeared in Australian, UK and US Best Of anthologies such The Mammoth Book of New Horror (Stephen Jones, ed.), The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror (Paula Guran, ed.), The Best Horror of the Year (Ellen Datlow, ed.), The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror (Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene, eds.), and The Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction (Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios, eds.).

In 2013 she was awarded one of the inaugural Queensland Writers Fellowships. She has an MA and a PhD in Creative Writing, and is a graduate of Clarion South 2009 and the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop 2006.

Her 2015 output includes: Of Sorrow and Such (a Tor.com novella), and Ripper (a novella in Stephen Jones’ Horrorology anthology).

Angela is represented by Ian Drury of the literary agency Sheil Land, and has recently finished an urban fantasy novel Vigil, (based on the short story Brisneyland by Night) and has started the sequel, Corpselight. She is also editing her Queensland Writers Fellowship mosaic novel, The Tallow-Wife and Other Tales.

 


Awards

  • 2015 Aurealis Award for Best Collection: The Female Factory, co-authored with Lisa L. Hannett.
  • 2015 Aurealis Award for Best Horror Short Story: “Home and Hearth”.
  • 2015 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-listings

  • 2015 Norma K. Hemming Award: The Female Factory, co-authored with Lisa Hannett. Honourable mention.
  • 2014 Aurealis Award for Best Collection: The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings.
  • 2014 Aurealis Award for Best Collection: Black-Winged Angels.
  • 2014 Aurealis Award for Best Collection: The Female Factory, co-authored with Lisa Hannett.
  • 2014 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Story: “St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls”.
  • 2014 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story: “The Badger Bride”.
  • 2014 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”.

Media

Press Kit (3.76MB .zip)

13 December 2014 – The Weekend Australia
http://m.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/writer-of-dark-fantasy-carves-out-magical-niche/story-fn9n8gph-1227152772454

18 December, 2013 – Dark Wolf’s Fantasy Reviews
http://darkwolfsfantasyreviews.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/interview-with-angela-slatter.html

August, 2013 – Author Spotlight at Lightspeed Magazine http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/nonfiction/author-spotlight-angela-slatter/

April, 2013 – Author Spotlight at Nightmare Magazine  http://www.nightmare-magazine.com/nonfiction/author-spotlight-angela-slatter/

11 March, 2013 – Kate Forsyth http://www.kateforsyth.com.au/kates-blog/interview_angela_slatter-_co-author_of_midnight_moonshine

29 October, 2012 – ABC Radio National, The Drawing Room with Waleed Aly
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/the-drawing-room3a-personal-fantasies-and-fantasy-writing/4339972?site=brisbane

8 October, 2012 – UQ News http://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2012/10/fantasy-writer-first-australian-awarded-top-british-prize 

6 October, 2012 – Herald Sun
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/aussie-wins-british-fantasy-award/story-e6frf7kf-1226489575705

6 October, 2012 – Sky News Australia
http://www.skynews.com.au/showbiz/article.aspx?id=802682

5 October, 2012 – ABC News online
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-05/brisbane-fantasy-writer-wins-british-book-award/4298334

5 October, 2012 – QUT News
http://www.qut.edu.au/about/news/news?news-id=51941

5 October, 2012 – The Hoopla
http://thehoopla.com.au/hoopla-literary-society-october-5/?cpg=2

24 August, 2012 – COSMOS
http://fgdfgfd.cosmosmagazine.com/features/qa-with-angela-slatter/

29 September, 2011 The Compulsive Reader
http://www.compulsivereader.com/2011/09/29/an-interview-with-angela-slatter/

3 October, 2010 – The Fringe Magazine
http://thefringemagazine.blogspot.com.au/2010/10/angela-slatter-interview.html

3 September 2010 – Gary Kemble
http://www.angelaslatter.com/interview-from-worldcon-with-gary-kemble/

26 January 2010 – Bibliophile Stalker
http://charles-tan.blogspot.com.au/2010/01/interview-angela-slatter.html