Marillier to deliver Den
WA-based fantasy author Juliet Marillier will be at the Margaret River library on Thursday to talk about her new book.
Marillier has been writing for 12 years after a long career as a music teacher.
When the Aurealis Award winner isn’t writing, she’s looking after her grandchildren, facilitating writing workshops, and serving on the Literary Board of the Katharine Susannah PrichardWriters’ Centre.
Marillier will present her new book Den of Wolves, the third in her fantasy series that follows characters Blackthorn and Grim on a quest for vengeance on the man who ruined Blackthorn’s life.
Although her books are fantasy, Marillier has drawn her influences from everyday life.
“My ideas come from things I observe people doing and ways I see them reacting and interacting — human behaviour, I guess,” she said.
“That doesn’t mean I put real people into my books as characters, but I do use all sorts of ideas my experience suggests to me.”
Marillier said her stories were generally dedicated to her mother, sister and daughters.
“You’ll find women as protagonists in all my books, with the stories often structured around their journey to maturity or self-knowledge,” she said.
“In my later books, you’ll increasingly find men and women who have been damaged by trauma and who struggle to overcome its effects.”
Marillier will speak at the library next Thursday at 6pm. Bookings are essential and the library needs RSVPs by October 18 via firstname.lastname@example.org or 9780 5600.
Author Juliet Marillier with dog Harry.