Juliet Marillier

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Juliet Marillier
Marillier in 2013
Marillier in 2013
Born (1948-07-27) 27 July 1948 (age 70)
Dunedin, New Zealand
Alma materUniversity of Otago
GenreHistorical fantasy
Notable awards2008 Sir Julius Vogel Award

Juliet Marillier (born 27 July 1948) is a New Zealand-born writer of fantasy, focusing predominantly on historical fantasy.[1]


She was educated at the University of Otago, where she graduated with a BA in languages and a Bachelor of Music (honours).[2] Marillier taught music at the high school and university levels and has also served as a choral conductor and opera singer.[3] In 2009 Marillier was diagnosed with breast cancer.[3]

Marillier lives in the Swan Valley, Western Australia (2014).[2]


Year Award Category Book
2000 Aurealis Awards Best Fantasy Novel Son of the Shadows
2001 Alex Awards Young Adult Fiction Daughter of the Forest
2005 Aurealis Awards Best Fantasy Novel Blade of Fortriu
2006 Aurealis Awards Best Fantasy Novel Wildwood Dancing
2008 Sir Julius Vogel Awards Best Young Adult Novel Cybele's Secret[4]
2009 Beehive Book Award Young Adult Fiction Wildwood Dancing
2010 Le Prix Imaginales Best Novel in translation Daughter of the Forest
2010 Tin Duck Awards Best Professional Long Written Work Seer of Sevenwaters
2013 Tin Duck Awards Speculative fiction by Western Australian writers Shadowfell
2014 Sir Julius Vogel Awards Best Youth Novel Raven Flight[5]
2014 Sir Julius Vogel Awards Best Short Story "By Bone-Light" (Prickle Moon)[5]
2014 Tin Duck Awards Best Professional Long Written Work Prickle Moon
2015 Aurealis Awards Best Fantasy Novel Dreamer's Pool
2015 Sir Julius Vogel Awards Best Youth Novel The Caller[6]


The Sevenwaters Trilogy[edit]

  1. Daughter of the Forest (1999)
  2. Son of the Shadows (2000)
  3. Child of the Prophecy (2001)
  4. Heir to Sevenwaters (2008)
  5. Seer of Sevenwaters (2010)
  6. Flame of Sevenwaters (2012)

Saga of the Light Isles[edit]

  1. Wolfskin (2002)
  2. Foxmask (2003)

The Bridei Chronicles[edit]

  1. The Dark Mirror (2004)
  2. Blade of Fortriu (2005)
  3. The Well of Shades (2006)

The Whistling Tor Series[edit]

  1. Heart's Blood (2009)

Novels for Young Adults[edit]

  1. Wildwood Dancing (2006)
  2. Cybele's Secret (2007)

The Shadowfell Series[edit]

  1. Shadowfell (2012)
  2. Raven Flight (2013)
  3. The Caller (2014)

Blackthorn and Grim[edit]

  1. Dreamer's Pool (2014)
  2. Tower of Thorns (2015)
  3. Den of Wolves (October, 2016)

Short story collections[edit]

  • Prickle Moon (2013), 16 stories.

Short stories[edit]

Short stories in Prickle Moon.

  • Prickle Moon
  • Otherling
  • Let down your hair
  • Poppy seeds
  • In Coed Celyddon
  • Juggling silver
  • 'Twixt Firelight and Water (A Tale of Sevenwaters)
  • Gift of hope
  • Letters from Robert
  • Jack's day
  • Far horizons
  • Tough Love 3001
  • Wraith, level one
  • Back and beyond
  • The angel of death
  • By bone-light

Dates shown are for first Australian publication.


  1. ^ "Reviews for Juliet Marillier". RT Book Reviews. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Juliet Marillier". AUSTLIT (austlit.edu.au). Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b Kenter, DA. "An interview with author Juliet Marillier". Canton Rep. Archived from the original on 29 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  4. ^ http://www.sffanz.org.nz/sjv/sjvResults-2008.shtml
  5. ^ a b http://www.sffanz.org.nz/sjv/sjvResults-2014.html
  6. ^ http://www.sffanz.org.nz/sjv/sjvResults-2015.html

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