Lian Hearn

Lian Hearn studied modern languages at Oxford University and worked as a film critic and arts editor in London before settling in Australia. She is the author of Across the Nightingale Floor, the first in the internationally acclaimed Tales of the Otori series; Grass for His Pillow, Brilliance of the Moon, and The Harsh Cry of the Heron follow.


Praise for the Tales of the Otori:


‘A thrilling tale of love, violence, loyalty and betrayal’ Guardian


‘The plot is gripping and the writing is beautiful, packed with authentic, atmospheric detail’ Daily Mail


‘The writing is extraordinary . . . Virtually pitch perfect’ Evening Standard


‘An enthralling and original work of fantasy’ The Times


Across the Nightingale Floor remains quite simply the best story of magic, love, sex, revenge and suspense to have come this way since Philip Pullman’ Independent on Sunday


‘An original and exquisitely wrought adventure story’ Observer


Across the Nightingale Floor was described to me by the young man in Borders bookshop as a “Japanese Harry Potter, only better”. In fact, it’s a different beast entirely. Much darker, much sharper, much less predictable’ Daily Telegraph

Books by Lian Hearn