Black Juice

Margo Lanagan
AUD $17.95
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In this companion volume to White Time, Margo Lanagan offers another 10 outstanding stories that delight, shock, intrigue, amuse and move the reader to tears with their dazzling imaginative reach, their dark humour, their subtlety, their humanity and depth of feeling.

SHORT-LISTED: CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers, 2005

Black Juice runs through us all

Black Juice is a book of extraordinary stories breathtakingly fierce and surprisingly tender, they explore the dark and the light, and pit the frailty of humans against implacable forces.

Every story in BLACK JUICE is rich, strange, wonderful and compelling. Margo Lanagan is an enormously talented and skilful writer, with a powerful and original imagination.' Garth Nix

'An exceptional collection of stories: strange, strong, beautifully written. Margo Lanagan has a truly individual voice.' David Almond

'Like a song, Lanagan's language imperceptibly builds a place and a time that is unfamiliar yet strangely familiar; a place that we recognise, not by its mysterious rites and objects, but by the tender cry, the outrage, the yearning, the despair of the human hearts we encounter there. I'm jealous. Martine Murray

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

Author bio:

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 Publisher's 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. She maintains a blog at, and can be found on Twitter as @margolanagan.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781865088266
Awards: Winner, World Fantasy Award, Best Collection, 2005
Winner, Victorian Premier's Literary Award, Young Adult Fiction, 2004
Winner, Ditmar Award, Best Collection, 2005
Winner, Ditmar Award, Best Short Story, 2005
Winner, Ditmar Award, Best Professional Achievement, 2005
Commended, Michael L Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2005
Short-listed, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2005
Short-listed, Queensland Premier's Literary Award, Best Young Adult Book, 2005
Short-listed, CBCA Book of the Year Award, Older Readers, 2005
Short-listed, NSW Premier's Literary Award, Christina Stead Prize, 2005
Short-listed, Courier-Mail Book of the Year Award, 2005
Short-listed, Bram Stoker Award, Short Story, 2005
Short-listed, Theodore Sturgeon Award, Short Story, 2005
Winner, Aurealis Award, Best Young Adult Short Story, 2004
Winner, Aurealis Award, Golden Aurealis, Best Short Story, 2004
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: March 2004
Page Extent: 228
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Young adult fiction

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