Lucy Sussex

Born in New Zealand in 1957, Lucy Sussex is well known for her work as both the author of a number of novels for teenages, and as editor of several recent anthologies. She has appeared on interesting panels at many Australian sf conventions. She has degrees in English and Librarianship from Monash University.

Sussex, Lucy, Dearsnake. PB
Sussex, Lucy, The Fortunes of Mary Fortune
Sussex, Lucy (ed), The Lottery, PB
Sussex, Lucy (ed), The Patternmaker, PB
Sussex, Lucy (ed), She's Fantastical, PB

Lucy contributes the following:

Lucy Sussex was born in New Zealand in 1957. She has degrees in English and Librarianship from Monash University, and is a freelance researcher, editor and writer. She has published widely, writing anything from literary criticism to horror and detective stories. In addition she is a literary archaeologist, rediscovering and republishing the nineteenth-century Australian crime writers Mary Fortune and Ellen Davitt. Her short story, `My Lady Tongue' won a Ditmar (Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award) in 1988. In 1994 she was a judge for the international Tiptree award, which honours speculative fiction exploring notions of gender. Her first adult novel, The Scarlet Rider, is about biography, Victorian detective fiction, voodoo and a ghost.


The Peace Garden (Oxford, 1989) - for children

My Lady Tongue & Other Tales (Heinemann, 1990) - short stories

Deersnake (Hodder Headline, 1994) - fantasy novel for teenagers

The Scarlet Rider (Forge, 1996)

Black Ice (forthcoming from Hodder Headline) - horror novel for

The Penguin Friend (forthcoming from Omnibus) - for children.

(As Editor)

The Fortunes of Mary Fortune (Penguin, 1989) - an selection of
autobiographical writings from a pioneering detective writer

Force and Fraud, by Ellen Davitt (Mulini, 1993) - an edition of the
first Australian murder mystery novel, originally published in 1865

The Patternmaker and The Lottery (Omnibus, 1994) - two anthologies of
original science fiction/fantasy for teenagers

Shadow Alley (Omnibus, 1995) - an anthology of crime fiction for

She's Fantastical (Sybylla, 1995) - an anthology of Australian women
writing in the non-realist mode across literary genres, co-edited with
Judith Buckrich
* Shortlisted for World Fantasy Award!!!!