Isobelle Carmody

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Isobelle Carmody
Isobelle Carmody - Writing There, Living Here The Difference of Distance (8058654733).jpg
Isobelle Carmody on Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2012
Born (1958-06-16) 16 June 1958 (age 57)
Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Novelist
Genre Fantasy,
science fiction,
Young adult literature

Isobelle Jane Carmody (born 16 June 1958) is an Australian writer of science fiction, fantasy, children's literature, and young adult literature.


Isobelle Carmody is an author. Born 16 June 1958, she is an Australian writer of science fiction, fantasy, children's literature, and young adult literature.

Isobelle Carmody began work on the highly acclaimed Obernewtyn Chronicles at the age of fourteen. She continued to work on them while completing a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in literature and philosophy, she worked in public relations and journalism.

Isobelle Carmody currently divides her time between her home on the Great Ocean Road in Australia, and her travels abroad with her partner and daughter, spending a year each in her two residences. The Stone Key, book five of the Obernewtyn Chronicles, was released in February 2008. The Sending, book six of that series, was officially released on 31 October 2011.[1]

Carmody was Guest of Honour at the 2007 Australian National Science Fiction Convention, Convergence 2, held in Melbourne in June 2007.


(All books where series)


NOTE: In Australia, the books may have been released one or two years earlier.

Obernewtyn Chronicles[edit]

Legendsong Saga[edit]

Gateway Trilogy[edit]

  • Billy Thunder and the Night Gate (2000) (also published as Night Gate)
  • The Winter Door (2003) (also published as Winter Door)
  • Firecat's Dream (forthcoming)

The Legend of Little Fur[edit]

  • Little Fur (2005)
  • A Fox Called Sorrow (2006)
  • A Mystery of Wolves (2007)
  • A Riddle of Green (2008)

The Kingdom of the Lost[edit]

  • The Red Wind (2010)
  • The Cloud Road (2013)
  • The Velvet City (forthcoming)


  • Scatterlings (1991)
  • The Gathering (1993)
  • The Red Shoes (from the After Dark series, also in Green Monkey Dreams) (1996)
  • Greylands (1997) (reprint 2012)
  • The Landlord (from the After Dark series) (2000)
  • Angel Fever (from the Quentaris Chronicles) (2004)
  • Alyzon Whitestarr (2005)
  • The Cat Dreamer (from the Quentaris Chronicles) (2005)


  • Green Monkey Dreams (1995) (reprint 2012)
  • This Way Out: Five Plays (1998) (with Steve Taylor)
  • Metro Winds (2012)

Short stories[edit]

  • "Corfu" (1985) in Green Monkey Dreams
  • "Roaches" (1991) in Into the Future (ed. Toss Gascoigne, Jo Goodman, Margot Tyrrell)
  • "The Witch Seed" (1992) in Green Monkey Dreams
  • "Seek No More" (1992) in Green Monkey Dreams
  • "The Pumpkin Eater" (1994) in Green Monkey Dreams
  • "The Monster Game" (1994) in Green Monkey Dreams
  • "Long Live the Giant!" (1994) in The Lottery: Nine Science Fiction Stories (ed. Lucy Sussex)
  • "Green Monkey Dreams" (1995) in Green Monkey Dreams
  • "A Splinter of Darkness" (1995) in Dark House (ed. Gary Crew)
  • "The Phoenix" (1996) in Green Monkey Dreams
  • "The Keystone" (1996) in Dream Weavers (ed. Paul Collins)
  • "The Glory Days" (1996) in Green Monkey Dreams
  • "The Beast" (1996) in Green Monkey Dreams
  • "The Lemming Factor" (1996) in Green Monkey Dreams
  • "The Red Shoes" (1996) in Green Monkey Dreams
  • "The Man Who Lost His Shadow" (1998) in Dreaming Down-Under (ed. Jack Dann, Janeen Webb)
  • "Guinevere, or the Sleeping of Beauty" (2002) in The Road to Camelot (ed. Sophie Masson)
  • "The Dove Game" (2003) in Gathering the Bones (ed. Ramsey Campbell, Jack Dann, Dennis Etchison)
  • "Santorini" (2005) in Kids' Night in 2 (ed. Jessica Adams et al.)
  • "Perchance to Dream" (2008) in Dreaming Again (ed. Jack Dann)
  • "The Stranger" (2009) in Exotic Gothic 3 (ed. Danel Olson)
  • "The Dark Road: An Obernewtyn Story" in Legends of Australian Fantasy (ed. Jack Dann, Jonathan Strahan)
  • "Metro Winds" (May 2012) in Exotic Gothic 4 (ed. Danel Olson)
  • "The Journey" (2012) in "Trust Me Too"
  • "The Stone Witch" (2012) in "Under My Hat"

Picture books[edit]

  • Journey From the Centre of the Earth (2003), illustrated by Marc McBride
  • Wildheart (2002), illustrated by Steven Woolman
  • Dreamwalker (2000), a story in graphic novel form, illustrated by Steven Woolman
  • The Wrong Thing (2006), illustrated by Declan Lee (rewritten for the US/Canada and published as Magic Night)
  • Night School (2010), illustrated by Anne Spudvilas
  • Evermore (2015), illustrated by Daniel Reed


2011 - Children's Book Council of Australia Awards

  • Younger Readers Book of the Year: winner for The Red Wind[4]

2008 – Aurealis Awards

  • Young Adult Novel: Shortlisted for The Stone Key

2007 – Aurealis Awards[5]

  • Children's Novel: shortlisted for A Fox Called Sorrow

2006 – ABPA Book Design Awards

  • Fiction: winner for Little Fur: the Legend of Little Fur

2006 – Aurealis Awards[5]

  • Golden Aurealis novel: winner for Alyzon Whitestarr
  • Young Adult Novel: winner for Alyzon Whitestarr
  • Children's Long Fiction: winner for Little Fur: The Legend Of Little Fur

2002 – Aurealis Awards[5]

  • Young Adult Short Story Award: winner for Dreamwalker

1998 – Aurealis Awards[5]

  • Young Adult Novel: winner for Greylands
  • Fantasy Novel: shortlisted for "Darkfall: Book One of the Legendsong"

1998 – Ditmar Awards

  • Australian Long Fiction: shortlisted for Darkfall

1997 – Aurealis Awards[5]

  • Young Adult Short Story: winner for Green Monkey Dreams

1997 – Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Stories

  • Young Adult Division: winner for Greylands

1996 – Aurealis Awards[5]

  • Young Adult Novel: shortlisted for Ashling

1994 – The Children's Book Council of Australia Awards[6]

  • Book of the Year for Older Readers: joint winner for The Gathering

1994 – W.A. Young Readers Book Award (WAYRA)

  • Second for The Gathering

1993 – Children's Peace Literature Award (PEACE)

  • Best Book: joint winner for The Gathering

1992 – 3M Talking Book Award – (NSW)

  • Talking Book: Winner for Scatterlings

1991 – The Children's Book Council of Australia Awards[6]

  • Book of the Year for Older Readers – Honour Book for The Farseekers: the Obernewtyn Chronicles

1988 – The Children's Book Council of Australia Awards[7]

  • Book of the Year for Older Readers: shortlisted for Obernewtyn: The Obernewtyn Chronicles

A more complete list of Isobelle Carmody's nominations and awards can be found on the author profile at Penguin Books

External links[edit]