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Black Juice - Margo Lanagan

Paperback Published: 1st October 2006
ISBN: 9781741750911
Number Of Pages: 228
For Ages: 14 - 18 years old

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Black Juice is a book of breathtaking stories that defy boundaries. They are dazzling, ruthless, tender, fierce, unique - ten deeply moving stories from an exceptional author. 'A good short story, a really good one, is deceptively difficult to write. Which is why Black Juice is such an outstanding collection. Because every single story in it is, quite simply, perfect. That's what I said: perfect.' Outland, UK 'Black Juice is one of the most imaginative and attractive collections of short stories to appear in more than a decade.' The Weekend Australian 'Always moody, evocative and original, Black Juice is an intensely imaginative collection from an accomplished and distinctive author.' The Age 'These are stories that reward us long after they have been finished.' Sydney Morning Herald 'I want to hire a plane and write BLACK JUICE across the sky so that people will read these intense, rich, disturbing stories.' John Marsden 'This is an extraordinary book of short stories, surprising, breathtaking and beautiful by turn.' Booktrust, UK.

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Margo Lanagan is a highly acclaimed writer of novels, short stories and poetry. She lives in Sydney. Black Juice won the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction, the Ditmar Award for Best Collection and was an honour book in the prestigious Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. Singing my Sister Down' won the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction, the Aurealis, Golden Aurealis and Ditmar Awards, and was short-listed for the Nebula and the Hugo Awards. Black Juice was short-listed for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards, Older Readers, the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Young Adult Book and the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award for the Christina Stead Prize. Her first collection of short stories, White Time, was short-listed for the New South Wales Premier's Literary Aw

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"I want to hire a plane and write 'Black Juice' across the sky so that people will read these intense, rich, disturbing stories. This book's extraordinary, very strong; I haven't read anything like it before. " John Marsden"Always moody, evocative and original, Black Juice is an intensely imaginative collection form an accomplished and distinctive author." - The Age"The stories in Black Juice are really terrific - rich and rare and resonating disturbingly with now ... Margo Lanagan is a find." Hilary McPhee

ISBN: 9781741750911
ISBN-10: 1741750911
Audience: General
For Ages: 14 - 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 1st October 2006
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1

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Margo Lanagan

About the Author


Margo Lanagan is an internationally acclaimed writer of novels and short stories. Her collections of short stories have garnered many awards, nominations and shortlistings.

Black Juice was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, won two World Fantasy Awards and the Victorian Premier's Award for Young Adult Fiction. Red Spikes won the CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, a Horn Book Fanfare title, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize and longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Her novel Tender Morsels won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. Margo lives in Sydney.

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