Marion Halligan was born in Newcastle and grew up by the sea. She is rather surprised to find herself living in Canberra, instead of on the coast. She always believed she was going to be a writer, though took a while to get started. Halligan has now published some twenty books (including a children's book, The Midwife's Daughters) and has written short stories, articles, book reviews and essays for various publications. She believes fiction illuminates our lives, and for this reason she loves to read it as well as write it. Her most recent book is Shooting the Fox.
Published: March 2015
From the author of Valley of Grace comes a powerful novel of love, the desire for understanding, and the inevitable messiness of life.
Published: June 2011
On love and loss, sex and death, food and gardening . a new collection by Australia's most assured short-story writer.
Published: March 2008
The eagerly-awaited sequel to the bestselling The Apricot Colonel is another charming novel of fruit preserving, cross-dressing . . . and murder. Cosy crime at its very best.
Published: February 2006
Marion Halligan at her lighthearted and wryly humorous best in a tale of mystery and murder, of beauty and yearning, and of a surprising love.
Published: September 2004
A delightful, witty, humorous and serious book about the way we live now, as expressed in our relationship with food and gardens.
Published: July 2004
A beautifully crafted novel about appetite, desire and murder from award-winning writer Marion Halligan.
Published: April 2002
A moving and eloquent novel that has confirmed Marion Halligan's status as one of Australia's finest writers.