Isobelle Carmody (Author)

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Isobelle Carmody (Photo credit: Cat Sparks)

Photo credit: Cat Sparks

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 some of our most beloved works in this genre. Whilst she is perhaps best known for the Obernewtyn Chronicles (currently comprising six volumes), her novel The Gathering  was joint winner of the 1993 Children's Literature Peace Prize and the 1994 CBC Book of the Year Award. Also, Greylands, was joint winner of the 1997 Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction - Young Adult Division, and was named a White Raven at the 1998 Bologna Children's Book Fair.  

Isobelle's work extends to readers outside the traditional fantasy readership with the wonderfully evocative series aimed at 10-12year olds The Legend of Little Fur and another, equally meaningful, series The Kingdom of the Lost; the first volume (The Red Wind ) of which was winner of the CBC 2011 – Younger Readers Award. 

She has written many short stories for both children and adults and has published a picture book The Wrong Thing, illustrated by Declan Lee. 

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Book Cover: A Fox Called Sorrow: The Legend of Little Fur
Little Fur is an elf troll who lives in a secret wilderness at the heart of a great human city. She is a healer and she sings to the ancient trees that protect the small wilderness.
Little Fur is an elf troll who lives in a secret wilderness at the heart of a great human city. She is a healer and she sings to the ancient trees that protect the small wilderness.
Published: 25/01/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143300731
Book Cover: A Fox Called Sorrow: The Legend of Little Fur
Little Fur is an elf troll who lives in a secret wilderness at the heart of a great human city. She is a healer and she sings to the ancient trees that protect the small wilderness.
Little Fur is an elf troll who lives in a secret wilderness at the heart of a great human city. She is a healer and she sings to the ancient trees that protect the small wilderness.
Published: 25/01/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742534602
Book Cover:  Ashling
Obernewtyn Chronicles, volume 3 - continuing the long-standing fantasy series from award winning Isobelle Carmody.
Obernewtyn Chronicles, volume 3 - continuing the long-standing fantasy series from award winning Isobelle Carmody.
Published: 23/10/1997
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742284972
Book Cover:  Ashling: The Obernewtyn Chronicles Volume 3
The powerful farseeker Elspeth Gordie is sent to Sutrium, seat of the totalitarian council that rules the Land, to seal an alliance between the secret Misfit community at Obernewtyn and rebel forces.
The powerful farseeker Elspeth Gordie is sent to Sutrium, seat of the totalitarian council that rules the Land, to seal an alliance between the secret Misfit community at Obernewtyn and rebel forces.
Published: 23/10/1997
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140271515
Book Cover:  Billy Thunder & the Night Gate
Rage Winnoway's mother has been asleep since she had a terrible accident. In a quest to find healing magick, Rage and her animal friends travel through a strange gateway to Valley, a land of mythical beasts, talking dogs and streets that change shape. But Valley is no paradise. Harsh guardians rule a sinister black city, and fugitive witch folk work forbidden magick. Rage desperately wants to go home...
Rage Winnoway's mother has been asleep since she had a terrible accident. In a quest to find healing magick, Rage and her animal friends travel through a strange gateway to Valley, a land of mythical beasts...
Published: 29/09/2003
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141300986

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26 Aug 2015
Readings New Australian Writing Award 2015 shortlist announced
Readings has announced the titles shortlisted for its $4000 New Australian Writing Award.Hot Little Hands by Abigail Ulman has been shortlisted for this prize.For more information and to see the full list of books selected please visit the Readings website.

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