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. At fourteen, she began Obernewtyn, the first book in her much-loved Obernewtyn Chronicles, and has since written many works in this genre. Her novel The Gathering was joint winner of the 1993 Children's Literature Peace Prize and the 1994 CBCA Book of the Year Award, and Greylands was joint winner of the 1997 Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction (Young Adult category), and was named a White Raven at the 1998 Bologna Children's Book Fair.

Isobelle's work for younger readers includes her two series, The Legend of Little Fur, and The Kingdom of the Lost, the first book of which, The Red Wind, won the CBCA Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers in 2011. She has also written several picture books as well as collections of short stories for children, young adults and adults.

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.

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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
Book Cover:  Darkfall: Book One Of The Legendsong
Darkfall marks the beginning of a stunning trilogy from one of Australia's leading writers of fantasy. This powerful, compelling saga, book one of The Legendsong is set in a mysterious, uncertain world that only Carmody could create. 
Darkfall marks the beginning of a stunning trilogy from one of Australia's leading writers of fantasy. This powerful, compelling saga, book one of The Legendsong is set in a mysterious, uncertain world that only Carmody could create. 
Published: 01/07/1998
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742283883
Book Cover:  Darkfall: Book One Of The Legendsong
Darkfall marks the beginning of a stunning trilogy from one of Australia's leading writers of fantasy. This powerful, compelling saga, book one of The Legendsong is set in a mysterious, uncertain world that only Carmody could create. 
Darkfall marks the beginning of a stunning trilogy from one of Australia's leading writers of fantasy. This powerful, compelling saga, book one of The Legendsong is set in a mysterious, uncertain world that only Carmody could create. 
Published: 01/07/1998
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140278484

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20 May 2016
Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards Shortlist Announced
We are delighted to announce that the following Penguin Random House authors have been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards:

Suri’s Wall by Lucy Estela and Matt Ottley
Ollie and the Wind by Ronojoy Ghosh

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