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Book Title: The Singing|
The author of the book: Alison Croggon
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Date of issue: September 28th 2011
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Read full description of the books The Singing:In an increasingly battle-ravaged land, Maerad, Cadvan, and Hem desperately search for one another as they make their separate journeys. The Black Army is advancing north, and even as Maerad faces a mighty confrontation with the Landrost to save Innail, all of the Seven Kingdoms are threatened with bitter and devastating defeat. Yet in Maerad and Hem lives the secret to the mysterious Singing, and legend holds that if they release the music of Elidhu together, they have the power to defeat the Nameless One. Can brother and sister find each other in time to fight this all-powerful enemy, and are they strong enough - even reunited - to defeat him before all is lost?
The climactic volume of the epic quartet follows the Bards of Edil-Amarandh on a vital quest to merge their powers against a nameless evil.
Read information about the authorAlison Croggon is the author of the young adult fantasy quartet, The Books of Pellinor. The first volume was nominated in two categories in the Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction in December 2002 and named one of the Notable Books of 2003 by the Children's Book Council of Australia. The Naming, Book 1, was named a Top 10 Teen Read by Amazon.com. The series has been released to critical and popular acclaim in the US, the UK and Europe. A new instalment of the Books of Pellinor, The Bone Queen, is due to be released in 2016/17.
Her novel Black Spring was released in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature in the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Her most recent book is The River and the Book, released late 2016 by Walker Books.
Alison is also an award winning poet, critic and opera librettist.
Her poetry has been published widely in anthologies and magazines in Australia and overseas. Her most recent poetry publication is Theatre, (Salt Publishing 2008). Others are Ash (Cusp Books, Los Angeles 2007), November Burning (Vagabond Press Rare Objects Series, Sydney, 2004); Mnemosyne, (Wild Honey Press, Ireland, 2001); The Common Flesh (New and Selected Poems) (Arc Publications, UK, 2003) and Attempts at Being (Salt Publishing, UK, 2002).
Her first book of poems, This is the Stone, won the 1991 Anne Elder and Dame Mary Gilmore Prizes. Her novel Navigatio, published by Black Pepper Press, was highly commended in the 1995 Australian/Vogel literary awards and is being translated for publication in France. Her second book of poems, The Blue Gate, was released in 1997 and was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Poetry Prize. Attempts at Being was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. In 2000 she was the Australia Council Writer in Residence at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (UK).
Alison has written widely for theatre, mostly as an opera librettist. In 2015, her opera The Riders (written with Iain Grandage) won a Green Room Award for Best New Opera and was named Vocal/Choral Work of the Year in the Australian Art Music Awards. Her libretto for Mayakovsky, written by Michael Smetanin, was shortlisted for the Drama Prize in the 2014 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards. Her performed work includes the operas Gauguin (Melbourne Festival 2000) and The Burrow (Perth Festival, Sydney, Melbourne 1994-95 and broadcast by ABC Radio), both with Michael Smetanin. Her plays include Lenz (Melbourne Festival 1996), Samarkand and The Famine (Rules of Thumb season, Red Shed Company, Adelaide 1997 and ABC Radio 1998), Blue (CIA, La Mama, Melbourne and the Street Theatre, Canberra, 2001). ABC Radio commissions include Monologues for an Apocalypse (2001) and Specula (2006). She also wrote lyrics for Confidentially Yours (Playbox Theatre 1998, Hong Kong Festival 1999).
Many of her poems have been set to music by various composers, including Smetanin (Skinless Kiss of Angels, Elision New Music Emsemble), Christine McCombe and Margaret Legge-Wilkinson (Canberra New Music Ensemble) and most recently Andreé Greenwell.
A noted critic, she was named Geraldine Pascall Critic of the Year in 2009. She was Melbourne theatre critic for the national daily newspaper, The Australian, until 2010, and for ABC Arts from 2010. She kept a blog of theatre criticism, Theatre Notes. at http://theatrenotes.com from 2004-2012.
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