Dr Angela Slatter

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

Angela Slatter is the author of the urban fantasy novels Vigil (2016) and Corpselight (2017), as well as eight short story collections, including The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales, Sourdough and Other Stories, The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, and A Feast of Sorrows: Stories. The third novel in the Verity Fassbinder series, Restoration, will be released in 2018 by Jo Fletcher Books (Hachette International).

She has won a World Fantasy Award, a British Fantasy Award, a Ditmar, and six 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, Spanish, Japanese, Polish, French 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 is the author of the novellas, Of Sorrow and Such (Tor.com) and Ripper (in Horrorology: The Lexicon of Fear).

Contact her on me@angelaslatter.com.

 


Awards

  • 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-listings

  • 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”.

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