Helen Lowe

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Helen Lowe
Born Helen Lowe
1961 (age 55–56)
Wellington, New Zealand
Occupation Author
Residence Christchurch, New Zealand
Nationality New Zealander
Genre Fantasy
Notable works The Wall of Night

Helen Lowe is a New Zealander novelist. Her first novel, Thornspell, was published in 2008. She has since published the first two books in The Wall of Night quartet, The Heir of Night and The Gathering of the Lost. Lowe is a three-time winner of the Sir Julius Vogel Award,[1] and won the David Gemmell Morningstar Award[2] for Best Fantasy Newcomer in 2012.[3]


Helen Lowe was born in Wellington (New Zealand) in 1961. She attended schools in New Zealand and Singapore. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Geography from the University of Waikato. Helen Lowe continued her education at the University of Stockholm and in 1984 earned a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Science.

The Wall of Night[edit]


  • 2012 The David Gemmell Morningstar Award
    The Ursula Bethell Residency in Creative Writing, University of Canterbury
  • 2011 The Heir of Night, Best Novel, Sir Julius Vogel Award
  • 2010 The Heir of Night, A Single Titles Reviewers' Choice Award
  • 2009 Thornspell, Best Novel: Young Adult, Sir Julius Vogel Award
    Best New Talent, Sir Julius Vogel Award
    Thornspell, Storylines NZ Children's Literature Trust "Notable Book"
  • 2007 Argos, Winner, A2O Poetry Competition (Australia)
  • 2005 New Zealand Society of Authors / Creative New Zealand Mentorship for Emerging Writers
  • 2003 Rain Wild Magic, Winner, Robbie Burns National Poetry Competition

Current nominations[edit]

  • 2013 The Gathering of the Lost, shortlisted for The David Gemmell Legend Award



# Title Year Type Note
1 Thornspell 2009 Short story, Young Adults
2 The Heir of Night 2010 Novel The Wall of Night, Book 1
3 The Gathering of the Lost 2012 Novel The Wall of Night, Book 2
4 Daughter of Blood 2016 Novel The Wall of Night, Book 3
  • 2009 Thornspell, Knopf, USA
  • 2010 The Heir of Night: The Wall of Night Book 1, HarperVoyager, USA; Orbit, UK
  • 2012 The Gathering of the Lost: The Wall of Night Book 2, HarperVoyager, USA; Orbit, UK
  • 2016 Daughter of Blood: The Wall of Night Book 3, HarperVoyager, USA; Orbit, UK


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