Glenda Larke

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Glenda Larke
Larke in 2007
Larke in 2007
BornGlenyce Larke[1]
Western Australia
Pen nameGlenda Noramly

Glenda Larke, born Glenyce Larke, is an Australian writer.[1]

Larke grew up in Western Australia.[1] She obtained a degree in history and a diploma in education at University of Western Australia and has taught English in Australia, Vienna, Tunisia and Malaysia.She currently resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband, who works with the United Nations, and two children.[1][2]

Larke's first novel, Havenstar was published in 1998 by Virgin Worlds in the UK under her married name of Glenda Noramly.[3]

In 2003 she returned to the fantasy genre under the name of Glenda Larke when Voyager Books released The Aware, the first book in The Isles of Glory trilogy. The Aware was a finalist in the 2003 Aurealis Awards fantasy division.[4] Gilfeather and The Tainted completed the trilogy. The Tainted was a finalist in the 2004 Aurealis Awards fantasy division.[5]

The Isles of Glory was shortly followed by Larke's second trilogy The Mirage Makers. It includes Heart of the Mirage, which was released in 2006 and was a finalist in the 2006 Aurealis Awards fantasy division,[6] The Shadow of Tyr and Song of the Shiver Barrens, both released in 2007.

Larke also writes non-fiction, usually articles on conservation issues, particularly those relating to bird conservation. These articles are mostly published in Malaysian nature magazines.


  • Havenstar (1998, as Glenda Noramly)

The Isles of Glory[edit]

  • The Aware (2003)
  • Gilfeather (2004)
  • The Tainted (2004)

The Mirage Makers[edit]

  • Heart of the Mirage (2006)
  • The Shadow of Tyr (2007)
  • Song of the Shiver Barrens (2007)

The Watergivers[edit]

Series also referred to as The Stormlord Trilogy

  • The Last Stormlord (2009)
  • Stormlord Rising (2010)
  • Stormlord's Exile (2011)

The Forsaken Lands[edit]

  • The Lascar's Dagger (2014)
  • The Dagger’s Path (2015)
  • The Fall of the Dagger (19 April 2016)[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Aurealis Awards[edit]

Fantasy division

  • Finalist: The Aware (2003)
  • Finalist: The Tainted (2004)
  • Finalist: Heart of the Mirage (2006)
  • Finalist: Song of the Shiver Barrens (2007) [8]
  • Finalist: The Last Stormlord (2009) [9]


  1. ^ a b c d "Glenda Larke". AUSTLIT ( Retrieved 2014-08-04.
  2. ^ "Biography". Voyager Online. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
  3. ^ "Havenstar". Glenda Larke. Archived from the original on 23 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
  4. ^ "2003 Aurealis Awards". The Locus Index to SF Awards. Retrieved 2008-03-06.
  5. ^ "2004 Aurealis Awards". The Locus Index to SF Awards. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
  6. ^ "2006 Aurealis Awards". The Locus Index to SF Awards. Archived from the original on 2 April 2010. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
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  8. ^ "2007 Aurealis Awards" (PDF). Aurealis Awards. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2008.
  9. ^ "2009 Aurealis Awards Finalists" (PDF). Aurealis Awards. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2008.

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