Author & Poet

Helen Lowe

Helen Lowe

Photo: John McCombe
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Peter Fitzpatrick

Welcome to the official website of Helen Lowe.

I live in Christchurch, New Zealand and am a novelist, poet, interviewer and lover of story.

I am represented by Robin Rue of Writers House Literary Agency in New York

My first novel Thornspell, (Knopf) was published to critical praise in 2008, and in 2012 The Heir Of Night, The Wall Of Night Book One, won the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer.

More recently, The Gathering of The Lost, (The Wall Of Night Book Two), was shortlisted for the David Gemmell Legend Award. I have recently completed the manuscript for Daughter Of Blood, (The Wall Of Night Book Three.)

I post every day on my Helen Lowe on Anything, Really blog, on the first of every month on the Supernatural Underground, and occasionally on SF Signal.

You can also follow me on Twitter: @helenl0we.
Thornspell Heir of Night The Gathering of the Lost
Jacket art by Antonio Javier Caparo
Cover photo illustration: Silas Manhood
Design: Duncan - LBBG; - UK/AU/NZ cover
Jacket art by Greg Bridges - USA cover
Available in Paperback
The Wall of Night Series

Thornspell is my first novel and is published by Knopf (Random House Children's Books, USA). It won the Sir Julius Vogel Award 2009 for Best Novel: Young Adult and was a Storylines Childrens' Literature Trust Notable Book 2009.

The Heir of Night (2010 USA & UK/AU/NZ) is the first in the 4-book, The Wall of Night epic fantasy series and is published by Harper Voyager (USA), Orbit (Australia, New Zealand, the UK and France), Luitingh (The Netherlands) and Blanvalet (Germany.)

The Gathering of the Lost, The Wall of Night Book Two is now published in the USA, UK, Australia & New Zealand.