Louise Katz

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Louise Katz
BornCanberra, Australia
GenreFantasy, young adult
Notable awardsAurealis Award
Best young-adult novel
2001 The Other Face of Janus
Best fantasy short story
2004 Weavers of the Twilight

Louise Katz is an Australian writer of fantasy and young adult fiction.


Katz was born in Canberra, Australia and attended art school in Adelaide.[1] In 1996 Katz' first book was released in Australia, entitled Myfanwy's Demon.[2] In 2001 she released her second novel entitled The Other Face of Janus which won the 2001 Aurealis Award for best young-adult novel.[2][3] Katz has also released two short stories the second of which, Weavers of the Twilight, was a joint winner of the 2004 Aurealis Award for best fantasy short story.[2][4] Katz obtained her PhD from the University of Technology Sydney,[5] and currently lectures in academic communication at the University of Sydney.[6]



  • Myfanwy's Demon (1996) HarperCollins, ISBN 0732251672
  • The Other Face of Janus (2001) HarperCollins, ISBN 0207197091
  • The Orchid Nursery (2015) Lacuna Publishing, ISBN 9781922198204

Short fiction[edit]