The amazing Lucy Sussex is interviewed by Helen Merrick as part of the Snapshot 2012 project: http://neleh13.livejournal.com/21998.html
Lucy Sussex, fabulous writer of the PW-starred collection Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies, will bee appearing at the second SheKilda - the Australian Crime Writers Convention, from 7-9 October. There will be some awesome stuff happening here, so if you're in Melbourne, check it out! http://www.shekilda.com.au/
Lucy Sussex was born in New Zealand in 1957. She has degrees in English and Librarianship from Monash University, and is a freelance researcher, editor and writer. She has published widely, writing anything from literary criticism to horror and detective stories. In addition she is a literary archaeologist, rediscovering and republishing the nineteenth-century Australian crime writers Mary Fortune and Ellen Davitt. Her short story, "My Lady Tongue" won a Ditmar (Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award) in 1988. In 1994 she was a judge for the international Tiptree award, which honours speculative fiction exploring notions of gender. Her first adult novel, The Scarlet Rider, is about biography, Victorian detective fiction, voodoo and a ghost.