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Catherine Fisher (born 1957) is a Welsh poet and children's novelist who writes in English. She has also worked as a school and university teacher. She lives in the city of Newport, Wales.

Work experience

Catherine Fisher has worked as a primary-school teacher and as an archaeologist. She also taught writing for children at the University of Glamorgan.

Writing

Fisher has published four poetry collections with Seren Books: Immrama (1988), The Unexplored Ocean (c. 1994), Altered States (1999) and The Bramble King (2019). She has also published a pamphlet, Folklore (2003), with Smith/Doorstop Books, and many poems in magazines and anthologies. The collection Immrama won the Welsh Arts Council Young Writers' Prize in 1989. She won the Cardiff International Poetry Competition in the same year.

Since the late 1980s, Fisher has been writing children's fantasy. Her novels of this kind have been translated into 26 languages, and many of her works have won or been shortlisted for literary awards.

Poetry

  • Immrama (1988)
  • The Unexplored Ocean (1994)
  • Altered States (1999)

Folklore (2003)

The Bramble King (2019)

Prose

  • The Conjuror's Game (1990)
  • Fintan's Tower (1991)
  • Saint Tarvel's Bell (1992)
  • The Snow-Walker trilogy:
    • The Snow-Walker's Son (1993)
    • The Empty Hand (1995)
    • The Soul Thieves (1996)
  • The Candle Man (1994.)
  • The Hare And Other Stories (1994)
  • Belin's Hill (1997)
  • The Book of the Crow series: (US title: Relic Master series)
    • The Relic Master (1998) (US title: The Dark City, 2011)
    • The Interrex (1999) (US title: The Lost Heiress, 2011)
    • Flain's Coronet (2000) (US title: The Hidden Coronet, 2011)
    • The Margrave (2001) (US title: The Margrave, 2011)
  • The Lammas Field (1999)
  • Darkwater Hall (2000)
  • Corbenic (2002)
  • The Oracle trilogy:
    • The Oracle (US title: The Oracle Betrayed, 2003)
    • The Archon (US title: The Sphere of Secrets, 2004)
    • The Scarab (US title: Day of the Scarab, 2005)
  • Darkhenge (2005)
  • The Weather Dress (2005)
  • Incarceron series
    • Incarceron (January 2010, 2007 in UK)
    • Sapphique (December 2010, 8 UK)
  • Crown of Acorns (May 2010)
  • Chronoptika series
    • Obsidian Mirror (2012)
    • The Box of Red Brocade (US title: Slanted Worlds, 2013)
    • The Door in the Moon (2015)
    • The Speed of Darkness (2016)
  • The Clockwork Crow (2018)

The Velvet Fox (2019) The Midnight Swan (2020)

Awards and nominations

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