• Fiona McIntosh: Voyager Author of the Month

    Fiona McIntosh was born and raised in Sussex in the UK, but also spent early childhood years in West Africa. She left a PR career in London to travel and settled in Australia in 1980. She has since roamed the world working for her own travel publishing company, which she runs with her husband. She lives in Adelaide with her husband and twin sons. Her website is at www.fionamcintosh.com.

    Her latest book, The Scrivener's Tale, is a stand-alone and takes us back to the world of Morgravia from her very first series, The Quickening:

    About The Scrivener's Tale:

    In the bookshops and cafes of present-day Paris, ex-psychologist Gabe Figaret is trying to put his shattered life back together. When another doctor, Reynard, asks him to help with a delusional female patient, Gabe is reluctant... until he meets her. At first Gabe thinks the woman, Angelina, is merely terrified of Reynard, but he quickly discovers she is not quite what she seems.

    As his relationship with Angelina deepens, Gabe's life in Paris becomes increasingly unstable. He senses a presence watching and following every move he makes, and yet he finds Angelina increasingly irresistible.

    When Angelina tells Gabe he must kill her and flee to a place she calls Morgravia, he is horrified. But then Angelina shows him that the cathedral he has dreamt about since childhood is real and exists in Morgravia.

    A special 10th Anniversary edition of her first fantasy book, Myrren's Gift, will be released in December!



Power and Majesty wins Best Fantasy Novel at the Aurealis Awards!

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On Saturday night the Aurealis Awards were held in Sydney for the first time. Proud sponsors HarperVoyager were on hand to see our lovely author Tansy Rayner Roberts pick up the award for Best Fantasy novel for her wonderful Power and Majesty.

A huge thanks to SpecFaction NSW for organising the event, particularly to convenors Nathan Burrage and Susan Wardle and all the volunteers whose hard work paid off with a fantastic night. The awards are a wonderful opportunity for the speculative fiction community to celebrate their success, catch up with old friends, make some wonderful new ones and raise the profile of the considerable talents of local authors in the genre.

Congratulations to all the winners. For the full list of authors to add to your reading list see below:

2010 Aurealis Award Winners

CHILDREN’S FICTION (told primarily through words)

The Keepers, Lian Tanner, Allen & Unwin

CHILDREN’S FICTION (told primarily through pictures)

The Boy and the Toy, Sonya Hartnett (writer) & Lucia Masciullo (illustrator), Penguin Viking


A Thousand  Flowers, Margo Lanagan, Zombies and Unicorns, Allen & Unwin


Guardian of the Dead, Karen Healey, Allen & Unwin


Changing Ways Book 1, Justin Randall, Gestalt Publishing


The Girl With No Hands, Angela Slatter, Ticonderoga Publications


Wings of Fire, edited by Jonathan Strahan and Marianne S. Jablon, Night Shade Books

HORROR Short Fiction

The Fear, Richard Harland, Macabre: A Journey Through Australia’s Darkest Fears, Brimstone Press


Madigan Mine, Kirstyn McDermott, Pan Macmillan

FANTASY Short Story (joint winners)

The February Dragon, LL Hannett & Angela Slatter, Scary Kisses, Ticonderoga Publications

Yowie, Thoraiya Dyer, Sprawl, Twelfth Planet Press


Power and Majesty, Tansy Rayner Roberts, HarperVoyager (HarperCollins)


The Heart of a Mouse, K.J. Bishop, Subterranean Online (Winter 2010)


Transformation Space, Marianne de Pierres, Orbit (Hachette)


• Helen Merrick

3 Responses

  1. This is such a wonderful achievement! Congratulations Tansy and Voyager!!!!

    It must have been an amazing night!

  2. You go girl!

  3. Well deserved! It was the best book I read last year!

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