|Born||September 23, 1967
|Occupation||Writer and critic|
|Genres||Young Adult Fiction/Fantasy|
Justine Larbalestier (// LAR-bə-LES-tee-air) (born September 23, 1967) is an Australian young-adult fiction author, best known for the novel Liar. She is also a critic, concentrating on feminist science fiction, and a participant in science fiction fandom (she has been on the convention committee for WisCon, the world's leading feminist science fiction convention
Her surname has been pronounced in several different ways, but the FAQ on her website says that Lar-bal-est-ee-air is correct:
Q: How do you pronounce your surname? A: Lar-bal-est-ee-air. It can also be pronounced Lar-bal-est-ee-ay or Lar-bal-est-ee-er. Those are all fine by me. Friends at school used to pronounce it: Lavaworm. I have to really like you to let you get away with that one, but.
Larbalestier was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She now alternates living between Sydney and New York City.
- The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction (Wesleyan University Press, 2002)
- Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century (editor) (Wesleyan University Press, 2006)
Magic or Madness Trilogy
- Magic or Madness (Penguin, 2005). ISBN 978-1-59514-022-7
- Magic Lessons (Penguin, 2006). ISBN 978-1-59514-124-8
- Magic's Child (Penguin, 2007). ISBN 1-59514-064-6
Other books by Justine Larbalestier
- How to Ditch Your Fairy (Bloomsbury, 2008). ISBN 978-1-59990-301-9
- Liar (Bloomsbury, 2009). ISBN 978-1-59990-305-7
- Team Human with Sarah Rees Brennan
- "The Cruel Brother" (Strange Horizons, 2001)
- "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" (2004) in Agog! Smashing Stories (ed. Cat Sparks)
- The Battle of The Sexes in Science Fiction was nominated for the Peter McNamara Convenors' Award, the William J. Atheling Award and the Hugo Award for Best Related Book in 2003.
- Magic or Madness won the 2006 Andre Norton Award for best Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy. It was shortlisted for the Ethel Turner Award for 2006, as well as an Aurealis Award for best Australian YA book and a Ditmar Award for best Science Fiction or Fantasy novel. It was also nominated for The Teen Services Division of the Michigan Library Association's Thumbs Up Award.
- Magic Lessons was shortlisted for an Aurealis Award for best Australian YA book as well as a Locus award.
- Daughters of Earth was shortlisted for a British Science Fiction Award and won the Susan Koppelman Award as well as the William Atheling Jr. Award.
- teachingbooks.net interview on name
- Larbalestiere, Justine. "Cons and Other Gatherings: Wiscon Answers (sort of)" 1 June 2005
- Justine Larbalestier. "Personal FAQ". Retrieved 15 November 2009.
- Scott Westerfeld. "Scott Facts". westerblog. Retrieved 2010-01-15.
- "Interview: Justine Larbalestier and Scott Westerfeld". Bildungsroman. 2006-07-26. Retrieved 2010-01-15.
- "The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction: Justine Larbalestier". Retrieved 2010-01-15.
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