I'm a novelist, poet, critic and sometimes writer for and about the theatre. Each of these things keeps interrupting the others. My poetry and criticism have won prizes. I'm the author of the popular and critically acclaimed fantasy quartet The Books of Pellinor, the Gothic fantasy Black Spring and The River and the Book, a forthcoming speculative fiction novel. In English, my novels are published with Walker Books (UK and Australia), Candlewick (US) and Penguin Books Australia. I have self-published two novels as Kindle ebooks: the literary memoir Navigatio and Jimmy Wonderspoon, a story that I wrote for my 10-year-old daughter. Presently I'm writing The Bone Queen, a prequel to the Books of Pellinor. You can find out more at alisoncroggon.com. And you can follow me on twitter at @alisoncroggon.

Why "Reimkennar"? It's an old word for sorceress that stems from old Germanic: literally "rhyme knower". Seems like a good title for a fantasy novelist slash poet slash whatever.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Also, while I'm at it...

...The Guardian launched its new Australian edition on Monday, and asked me to go to the press call for the musical King Kong, which opens in Melbourne next month, for the first public unveiling of the giant puppet.

It was big. Full report here.


7 comments:

Leah said...

It's been a while. You alive?

Alison Croggon said...

Hello Leah! Yes, I'm alive, but this blog has suffered. On the other hand, last weekend I finally finished the novel I was writing...!

Carly Pickett said...

Tell us more! We want to hear more :)

Leah said...

Yes! More, more :D

Alison Croggon said...

It's the Pellinor book about Cadvan but I'm hoping to do some rewrites before the New Year so it can come out SOON. Meaning some time in the next five years...

Leah said...

Oh gods yes. I need that book.

Brad said...

I cannot wait, sound exciting and now i will be able to sleep at night.