Author(s): Margo Lanagan
Black Juice is a book of breathtaking stories that defy boundaries. They are dazzling, ruthless, tender, fierce, unique - ten deeply moving stories from an exceptional author. 'A good short story, a really good one, is deceptively difficult to write. Which is why Black Juice is such an outstanding collection. Because every single story in it is, quite simply, perfect. That's what I said: perfect.' Outland, UK 'Black Juice is one of the most imaginative and attractive collections of short stories to appear in more than a decade.' The Weekend Australian 'Always moody, evocative and original, Black Juice is an intensely imaginative collection from an accomplished and distinctive author.' The Age 'These are stories that reward us long after they have been finished.' Sydney Morning Herald 'I want to hire a plane and write BLACK JUICE across the sky so that people will read these intense, rich, disturbing stories.' John Marsden 'This is an extraordinary book of short stories, surprising, breathtaking and beautiful by turn.' Booktrust, UK
Black Juice won the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction, the Ditmar Award for Best Collection and was an honour book in the prestigious Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. Singing my Sister Down' won the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction, the Aurealis, Golden Aurealis and Ditmar Awards, and was short-listed for the Nebula and the Hugo Awards. Black Juice was short-listed for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards, Older Readers, the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Young Adult Book and the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award for the Christina Stead Prize.
"I want to hire a plane and write 'Black Juice' across the sky so that people will read these intense, rich, disturbing stories. This book's extraordinary, very strong; I haven't read anything like it before. " John Marsden"Always moody, evocative and original, Black Juice is an intensely imaginative collection form an accomplished and distinctive author." - The Age"The stories in Black Juice are really terrific - rich and rare and resonating disturbingly with now ... Margo Lanagan is a find." Hilary McPhee
Margo Lanagan is a highly acclaimed writer of novels, short stories and poetry. She lives in Sydney.