On a beige background with a honeycomb pattern stands a silhouette of a crow perched upon a trunk; the text reads Cherry Crow Children by Deborah Kalin

Volume 12 of The Twelve Planets

Delve into a new world

The Twelve Planets are boutique collections by twelve of Australia’s finest storytellers, each offering four unique stories.

Kalin delivers tales of striving and of secrets with an unflinching imagination and a talent for immersing readers in exquisitely drawn worlds.

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2 Aurealis Awards
(6 x Finalist)

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Best Novelette Finalist

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5 x Ditmar Finalist


Deborah Kalin

A master of worldbuilding and characterisation.

Kalin writes literary speculative fiction centring the stories of women; the psychology of community and otherness is a recurring theme.

Her writing has variously been described as honest, relentless, “storytelling like a force of nature” (ASIM), and “endlessly surprising and wonderfully disturbing” (Aurealis Magazine).

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