Isobelle Carmody (1958- ) is an Australian writer of science fiction, fantasy, children's literature, and young adult literature. She began the first book in the Obernewtyn Chronicles when she was fourteen and continued to work on the series while completing a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in literature and philosophy. While she is perhaps best known for the Obernewtyn Chronicles (now comprising six volumes), her novel The Gathering was joint winner of the 1993 Children's Literature Peace Prize and the 1994 CBC Book of the Year Award and her first book in a new series for younger readers, Kingdom of the Lost: The Red Wind was winner of the CBC 2011 – Younger Readers Award.
Ruth Starke has written about The Gathering (1993) as part of the Reading Australia Initiative.
Click here to read her essay.
Further Reading and Links
Reading Australia teaching resource: The Gathering (1993)
Benjamin Chandler reviews The Wilful Eye (2011) in the May 2011 issue of ABR
‘Isobelle Carmody's fantasy world’. Interview with Isobelle Carmody on RN's Books and Arts (23/5/2012)
Penguin Presents - Isobelle Carmody. A documentary about Isobelle Carmody made by Penguin Australia
The Gathering. A review of The Gathering on Kirkus Reviews