Angela Slatter is a Brisbane writer of dark fantasy and horror. She has a Masters (Research) in Creative Writing and a PhD in Creative Writing. She is also a graduate of Clarion South 2009 and the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop 2006.
In 2010, she had two short story collections published, Sourdough & Other Stories with Tartarus Press (UK) (which was shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award) and The Girl with No Hands & Other Tales (Ticonderoga Publications) (which won an Aurealis Award). “The February Dragon”, co-written with Lisa L. Hannett (from the Liz Grzyb edited Scary Kisses), won the 2010 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story. In 2012, her short story “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter” (from the Stephen Jones edited A Book of Horrors) won the British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story. This makes her happy.
In 2012 Midnight and Moonshine, (again co-written with friend and writing-partner-in-crime, Lisa L Hannett) will be published by Ticonderoga Publications, and launched in Brisbane and Adelaide.
Her short stories have appeared in venues such as A Book of Horrors, Dreaming Again, Strange Tales II and III, Sprawl, Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Shimmer, ONSPEC, Fantasy Magazine, as well as US and Australian Best Of collections.
She is currently working on an urban fantasy novel Brisneyland by Night, based on the short story of the same name which appeared in Sprawl (Twelfth Planet Press), and a collection set in the Sourdough world, The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings (a prequel to Sourdough and Other Stories). On the backburner are the alt-Crusader Kingdom novels Well of Souls and Gate of the Dead. Plotting has begun on Vigil, the sequel to Brisneyland by Night.
She regularly teaches at the Queensland Writers Centre – in 2013 she is scheduled to teach the Short Story Clinic, Advanced Short Story Clinic and a one day workshop on Short Story Critique – you may notice a theme there.