Congratulations go to Helen Lowe, author of the epic fantasy series THE WALL OF NIGHT, who received the Ursula Bethell Residence in Creative Writing from the University of Canterbury!
Helen says, “I’m absolutely thrilled, especially for the speculative fiction recognition, and I’m really looking forward to working exclusively on THE NIGHT WALL series! »
The Ursula Bethell Creative Writing Residency was founded by the University in 1979 to promote and support New Zealand’s many talented writers. Helen will occupy the residence until July 31, 2012; the project she will be working on during the residency is THE WALL OF NIGHT Book Three, DAUGHTER OF BLOOD. She shares the award with poet David Eggleton.
Book One, THE HEIR OF NIGHT (UK/ANZ) will be released in Mass Market Paperback on January 19, 2012.