Gillian Rubinstein

Gillian Rubinstein

Author’s name:
Gillian Rubinstein

Pen name(s):
Lian Hearn

Author description:
Lian Hearn studied modern languages at Oxford University and worked in London before settling in Australia. A lifelong interest in Japan led to the study of the Japanese language and many trips to Japan. This fascination culminated in Lian writing Across the Nightingale Floorwhich is the first in the Tales of the Otori series. Grass for his PillowBrilliance of the Moon and The Harsh Cry of the Heron follow. This series has been sold into 36 territories and has sales of two million copies. Film rights have been sold to Universal Studios for Kennedy Marshall.

Latest book:

Heaven’s Net Is Wide
Hodder, Sydney, 2007

Heaven’s Net is Wide is the first and last volume that both closes the circle and introduces readers to the strange and beautiful world of the Otori. It is an epic historical fantasy of revenge and betrayal, honour and loyalty, beauty and passion, and the overwhelming power of love set in a mythical, medieval Japan, which will enthral readers the world over.

Sample bibliography:

The Harsh Cry of the Heron
Hodder, Sydney, 2006

Brilliance of the Moon
Hodder, Sydney, 2004

Grass For His Pillow
Hodder, Sydney, 2003

Across the Nightingale Floor
Hodder, Sydney, 2002

Space Demons
Omnibus Books, Adelaide, 1986

Adventure, Fantasy, Historical fiction, Literary fiction, Middle childhood, Young adult fiction

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