Glenda Larke Biography

    Biography

    Glenda Larke, born Glenyce Larke, is an Australian writer. Larke grew up in Western Australia. She obtained a degree in history and a diploma in education at University of Western Australia and has taught English in Australia, Vienna, Tunisia and Malaysia. (Her husband works with the United Nations.) She currently resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and has two children. Larke's first novel, Havenstar was published in 1998 by Virgin Worlds in the UK under her married name of Glenda Noramly. In 2003 she returned to the fantasy genre under the name of Glenda Larke when Voyager Books released The Aware, the first book in the The Isles of Glory trilogy. The Aware was a finalist in the 2003 Aurealis Awards fantasy division. Gilfeather and The Tainted completed the trilogy. The Tainted was a finalist in the 2004 Aurealis Awards fantasy division. The Isles of Glory was shortly followed by Larke's second trilogy The Mirage Makers. It includes Heart of the Mirage, which was released in 2006 and was a finalist in the 2006 Aurealis Awards fantasy division, The Shadow of Tyr and Song of the Shiver Barrens, both released in 2007. Larke also writes non-fiction, usually articles on conservation issues, particularly those relating to bird conservation. These articles are mostly published in Malaysian nature magazines.