Tag Archives: Margo Lanagan

Congratulations to Tansy and Margo

It’s been a busy week and I’ve only just gotten around to updating the ROR blog after the national SF Con, Conflux. Donna and Nicole and the team did a wonderful job of organising the convention. Saturday night was Awards night…. … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the RORees

Margo and I are doing the ‘Happy Dance’. Our books have both been shortlisted for the Hemming Award. ‘The Norma K. Hemming Award marks excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability’. The judges had some lovely things … Continue reading

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Shortlistings Galore

We’re having a little Squee Day over here at ROR. First there’s Tansy and the Galactic Suburbia team who have been nominated for a Hugo for the second time.  (You can see their interview after last year’s nomination here). Alisa, … Continue reading

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What Margo did

Margo says: I’ve put aside the novel I presented at ROR for the next six months, in the hope that that’ll leave room for the 3 short story deadlines I’ve managed to accumulate, despite my best intentions, before Christmas. Highlights … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the ROR Aurealis Award Finalists 2011

First of all a big congratulations to everyone who made the final lists for the 2011 Aurealis Awards. Having worked on the awards for 5 years I know what goes on behind the scenes and I want to thank the … Continue reading

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Margo Reveals What it’s like inside a ROR Crit Week!

From Margo … A Deepening ROR—a wRiters On the Rise workshop, from the inside First there’s a bit of foreplay. Someone pipes up online: “When’s the next ROR?” Someone at the other end of the country: “I’ll have a novel … Continue reading

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Double Book Launch

Anyone going to be in Tassie on Thursday 2nd of Feb? We’re pleased to spread the news that Margo Lanagan will now be joining us on February 2nd for a launch of her new book, Sea Hearts. Margo and Tansy … Continue reading

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Raring to ROR…

As some of you might know our ROR writing group gets together every 12 – 18 months to critique our books in progress. Back in 2001 at the first ROR we read Margo Lanagan’s Black Juice anthology and wept over … Continue reading

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The Eye of the Beholder: litcomp judging and grant assessment

This week Margo Lanagan, four time World Fantasy winner, is talking about her experiences judging literary competitions and grant applications. Take it away, Margo … I’ve just finished two simultaneous 3-year stints, one as a judge for the Australian/Vogel’s Literary … Continue reading

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Ghosts by Gaslight!

Stop Press! Richard says: Just received some great news from my French publisher. They want me to go over for the Montreuil Book Fair, plus some bookshop signings and schools. They’ll fly me over at the end of November and … Continue reading

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