GenreCon 2017 is pleased to announce three new additions to the 2017 Guest list. Angela Slatter, Amy Andrews, and Emma Viskic will be joining Nalini Singh and Delilah S. Dawson at this year’s conference.
Angela Slatter has won a World Fantasy Award, five Aurealis Awards, and was the first Australian to win a British Fantasy Award. She’s published eight story collections (including Sourdough and Other Stories and The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings), has a PhD, and occasionally teaches creative writing. Jo Fletcher Books published her debut novel, Vigil, in 2016, with its sequels, Corpselight and Restoration, coming in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Angela was one of the inaugural Queensland Writer Fellows in 2013/4 and the Katharine Susannah Prichard Established Writer-in-Residence in 2016. She blogs about shiny things that catch her eye here www.angelaslatter.com and she can be found on Twitter @AngelaSlatter.
Emma Viskic is an award-winning Australian crime writer. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Resurrection Bay, won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, as well as an unprecedented three Davitt Awards: Best Adult Novel, Best Debut, and Readers’ Choice. Resurrection Bay was iBooks Australia’s Crime Novel of 2015.
Also a classical clarinettist, Emma’s musical career has ranged from performing with José Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, to busking in the London Underground. The second novel in the Caleb Zelic series, And Fire Came Down, will be out September 2017.
Amy Andrews is a multi award-winning, USA Today best-selling Aussie author who has written over sixty contemporary romances in both the traditional and digital markets. She’s sold two million books and been translated into over a dozen different languages.
Amy worked as a registered nurse for twenty six years mostly in the paediatric intensive care field. She spent six years on the national executive of Romance Writers of Australia including a two year term as president and after many years unofficially mentoring emerging writers, started her own manuscript assessment business which specialises in genre fiction.