About Me

Hello, and welcome!

I’m a Sydney-sider who writes speculative fiction for adults, young adults…and pretty much anyone who likes their worlds a little different. I sprinkle a touch of science fiction to spice up my fantasy, and think horror adds flavour to just about everything. I’m  addicted to anime and manga, and these are strong influences in my writing. I have an unusual family which includes the cat equivalents of Pinky and the Brain, and a dog who just tries to stay out of their way.

My adult science fiction/fantasy novels have been published by Angry Robot Books and Fablecroft Publishing. Debris was shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for best fantasy novel, and the Ditmar award for best novel. Its sequel Suited was shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for best science fiction novel, and the Ditmar award for best novel. Book three, Guardian, was published in 2014.

My short story collection, The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories won the Aurealis Award for best collection, and the Australian Shadows Award for best collected work. My short fiction has been shortlisted for multiple awards, and reprinted in several Year’s Best. My novels and short story collection have received international review coverage in The New York Journal of BooksThe GuardianLibrary Journal and Publishers Weekly.

More about my novels can be found here, my collection here, and my short fiction here!

Thanks for coming by, and please feel free to contact me using the form below, or email anderton.joanne(at)gmail.com

Joanne Anderton

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