If you've never read Margo Lanagan, drop everything and go and do it now. Her short stories are the bomb (Singing My Sister Down is a beautiful story with a gorgeous title), but I love her novels too.
We're doing two sessions, one on the 25 and one on the 27 of August.
Myths with a twist
Do fantasy writers avoid reality, or confront it more directly? Are stories with magic in them just a matter of make-believe and play, or do they say serious things? What happens when you allow orcs, ogres and weather-workers into your written world? Margo Lanagan is the award-winning author of many books, including Black Juice, while Penni Russon’s earlier books for young adults include the popular fantasy titles Undine, Breathe and Drift.