Elizabeth Knox is the author of 12 novels and three novellas. Her book, The Vintner’s Luck, won the Deutz Medal for Fiction in the 1999 Montana New Zealand Book Awards, and the Tasmania Pacific Region Prize. The Vintner’s Luck is published in 10 languages. Elizabeth’s book for young adults, Dreamhunter, won the 2006 Esther Glen Medal. Dreamhunter’s sequel, Dreamquake, 2007, was a Michael L Printz Honor book for 2008 and, in the same year, was named an ALA, a CCBC, Booklist, and New York Library best book.
A collection of essays, The Love School won the biography and memoir section of the New Zealand Post Book Awards in 2009. Her third young adult title, Mortal Fire, won the young adults section of the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards and was a finalist in the LA Times Book Awards. Her horror/science fiction, Wake, was published in New Zealand in 2013 and the UK in 2015.
Elizabeth was the recipient of the 2014 Michael King Fellowship. She lives in Wellington with her husband, Fergus Barrowman, and her son, Jack.