Author Archives: Catherine Fisher

The Bramble King published

The Bramble King published

My new poetry collection, THE BRAMBLE KING, is published from Seren books later this month. There’s a glimpse of the cover below. It’s my first collection for a few years, so the poems are fairly varied, through time and subject. Lost rooms, locked castles, many places in Wales and beyond, a lot of weather… and some folklore of course.

I hope you enjoy it.

 

End of year news

End of year news

It’s been a great end of year, with a lot of success for The Clockwork Crow. It’s been shortlisted for the Blue Peter Prize, and will be judged by schools, along with two other fabulous books. The result is announced on World Book day in March. there have also been lots of gratifying reviews. I… Continue reading

At the World’s End

 I wonder? will there be a follow up on The Crystal Stair? I loved the two books I have read in Swedish Vid världens ände och Kristalltrappan Please answer your fan Marie Sjöstedt,Umeå, Sweden Hi Marie. I’m afraid there are no plans for that at the moment, thought I would certainly enjoy writing a third… Continue reading

Clockwork Crow on Blue Peter longlist.

Clockwork Crow on Blue Peter longlist.

I’m delighted to be able to say that The Clockwork Crow has been named as one of the 10 books on the longlist for the Blue Peter Prize. www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/awards-and-prizes/current-prizes/blue-peter-book-awards/ The shortlist will be announced on March 6th, and then schools will judge the final winner. Their decision will be made public on World Book Day,… Continue reading

Dear Catherine, my name is Helga Nyírő.I’m from Hungary.Love all of your books.You are on my list of favorite authors.  I still remember discovering your books at my local library and reading all the books they had of in yours in a  month…  Terrible emotions and emotions occur in your books and I suffer together… Continue reading

The same worlds

Is Relic Master in the same world as Incarceron (the realm)? because it seems that it would be in the future and “the Crow” is a hint to Sapphique. That’s an intriguing notion, but I’m afraid I have never linked these worlds. The Relic Master set was written before Incarceron and Anara is a different… Continue reading

Inspiration…

Where did you get the inspiration for Incarceron and Sapphique? Because it is a very intriguing plot and story. From lots of things- prison images by Piranesi, a conversation about prisons, an idea about an arrested Society. But these are only fleeting ideas, and they don’t get real until the writing starts and the characters… Continue reading

Reviews of the Crow

Reviews of the Crow

There have been some great reviews of Clockwork Crow online and in the Guardian and this month’s Literary Review. Worlds upon Worlds within Worlds Continue reading

The sidhe- beautiful and dangerous.

This may be a strange question, so here’s some context – I have recently begun re-learning the Gaeilge language after many years, having forgotten all I learned as a youngster. Oddly, remembering the language connected me to memories of the old stories, that also went forgotten with everything Irish, of the unseelie sidhe. More oddly,… Continue reading

Publication Day for Clockwork Crow

Publication Day for Clockwork Crow

I’m delighted that The Clockwork Crow is published in the UK today, from Firefly Press in Wales. Firefly have done a marvellous job and the cover looks wonderful. I hope everyone enjoys the adventures of Seren and the Crow, and enters the wintry world through the Door of Blood and Tears. And yes- they will… Continue reading