Trudi Canavan in 2012

Trudi Canavan in 2012: Trudi is a fantasy author: the interview from 2012 is available in mp3 and mp4 formats at the bottom of this page.  In 2011 Trudi also talked to Nalini Haynes of Dark Matter; that interview is available in text only here.

On Friday I talked to an author who, as a child, wanted to make movies like Star Wars, so she started her story-telling career by drawing pictures.  Her first job was drawing maps for the Lonely Planet.  She started reading the Aurealis magazine from the first issue and who volunteered as graphic designer for the Aurealis magazine for 9 years.  Her published fantasy includes short stories and a number of trilogies: The Age of Five trilogy is set in Ithania and her Kyralia series include the Black Magician Trilogy, the prequel stand-alone Magician’s Apprentice, and the Traitor Spy Trilogy.

Trudi Canavan talked about all her novels, showed us her writing space and answered fans’ questions.   In the video interview Trudi gives us a tour of her pinboard in her writing space, which is why the video interview is longer than the audio version.