Isobelle Carmody (Author)
Isobelle Carmody is one of Australia's most highly acclaimed authors of fantasy. She began her first book, Obernewtyn, when she was fourteen and has since written many works in this genre. While she is perhaps best known for The Obernewtyn Chronicles, her novel The Gathering was joint winner of the 1993 Children's Literature Peace Prize and the 1994 CBCA Book of the Year Award. Also, her novel Greylands was joint winner of the 1997 Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction in the Young Adult category, and was named a White Raven at the 1998 Bologna Children's Book Fair.
Isobelle's work extends to younger readers with her two series, The Legend of Little Fur and The Kingdom of the Lost; and The Red Wind (first in The Kingdom of the Lost series) was winner of the CBCA Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers in 2011. She has also written many short stories for both children and adults and has published a picture book The Wrong Thing, illustrated by Declan Lee.
After living in Europe for more than a decade, these days Isobelle divides her time in Australia between her home on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, and Brisbane, where she is working on a PhD at the University of Queensland. She lives with her partner and daughter, and a shadow-black cat called Mitya.