Tansy Rayner Roberts

Literary Birthday – 22 May – Tansy Rayner Roberts


Happy Birthday, Tansy Rayner Roberts, born 22 May 1978

Four Quotes

  1. What do I want in a good fantasy book? Court politics and social interactions based around houses and cities. Powerful women and devious men. Drama and action with emotional ramifications. Frocks. Kissing. Swords. An intense impression of history in the world-building.
  2. History is imperfect and biased, and it always, always has omissions. The most common omissions are the bits that the writer of that history took for granted that his readers would know.
  3. One of the most interesting things about science fiction and fantasy is the way that the genres can offer different perspectives on matters to do with the body, the mind, medical technology, and the way we live our lives.
  4. Issues to do with disability, mental health and not being neurotypical often affect many genuine teenagers but are rarely reflected in the fiction they read.

Tansy Rayner Roberts is an Australian fantasy writer.  She also writes crime fiction as Livia Day. Follow her on Twitter @tansyrr

Source for photograph

by Amanda Patterson

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