Deborah Kalin is an award-winning writer of literary speculative fiction, author of the collection Cherry Crow Children and The Binding novels. Her work has won two Aurealis Awards, and has also been shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson Awards, the Ditmar Awards and the Australian Shadows Awards. She lives in Melbourne, subject to the whims of a three year old who thinks she's a cat and a cat who thinks she's a person.

Shirley Jackson Award – Novelette (shortlisted): "The Briskwater Mare"

Shirley Jackson Award 2015

Best Collection (shortlisted): "Cherry Crow Children"

Aurealis Awards 2015

Best YA Short Story: "The Miseducation of Mara Lys"

Aurealis Awards 2015

Best Horror Novella: "The Miseducation of Mara Lys"

Aurealis Awards 2015

Kalin's ability to combine beauty with dread astonishes

Kate Elliott

Kalin is both a serious writer and a serious talent…[It's] storytelling like a force of nature.

Jacob Edwards Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

Kalin has a…talent for beautiful description that delivers tantalising hints of the sinister undercurrent.

Michelle Goldsmith Goodreads

The writing in all of [the stories] is beautiful without weighing the story down with dense prose. When I read my first Deborah Kalin story, I knew this was a collection to look forward to. And I was right. Whether or not you've read any Kalin stories before, if you're at all a fan of fantasy or horror, do yourself a favour and grab a copy of this book.

Tsana Dolichva Tsana's Reads and Reviews

Deborah Kalin’s SHADOW QUEEN is totally brilliant — fascinating and often painful … unlike anything I’ve ever read before

Karen Healey

Kalin is a master of world building and her strengths as a writer lie in her ability to weave a complex plot complete with political turmoil and hard won alliances.

Deborah Robinson Australian Women Online

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