Author(s): Elizabeth Knox
An Unreal House Filled with Real Storms was presented as the Inaugural Margaret Mahy Memorial Lecture at the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival on 31 August 2014. The audience reaction to the lecture was electrifying.
Elizabeth Knox is the author of 12 novels, including The Vintner's Luck (1999 Deutz Medal for Fiction, 2001 Tasmania Pacific Region Prize) and its sequel The Angel's Cut, and most recently Wake (2013); a trilogy of autobiographical novellas, The High Jump; and a collection of personal essays, The Love School. The second part of her Dreamhunter Duet, Dreamquake, won an American Library Association Michael L. Printz Honor Award for Young Adult Literature in 2008. Her third novel for young adults, Mortal Fire, was shortlisted for the LA Times Book Awards, and won the 2014 NZ Post Book Award for Young Adult Fiction. Elizabeth was made an Arts Foundation Laureate in 2000 and an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2002, and was awarded the 2014 Michael King Writer's Fellowship. She lives in Wellington.