Margo Lanagan is a four-time winner of the World Fantasy Award: for Short Story ("Singing My Sister Down," Black Juice), Collection (Black Juice, Eos/Harper Collins, 2005), Novel (Tender Morsels, Knopf, 2008) and Novella ("Sea-Hearts", in X6: a novellanthology, ed. Keith Stevenson, Coeur de Lion Publishing, 2009). This last was expanded into her most recent novel The Brides of Rollrock Island (Knopf, 2012; longlisted for the Carnegie Medal, winner of Ditmar Award for Best Novel; finalist for the inaugural Stella Prize, finalist for 2 Aurealis Awards and a NSW Premier’s Literary Award).

Besides Black Juice, Margo’s other collections are White Time (Eos/Harper Collins, 2006; includes the stories she drafted as a participant in Clarion West 1999), Red Spikes (Knopf, 2007), Yellowcake (Knopf, 2012) and Cracklescape (Twelfth Planet Press, 2012.; includes the Shirley Jackson finalist "Bajazzle").

Margo’s numerous uncollected fiction includes the following award-winning stories: "A Pig’s Whisper" (Agog! Ripping Reads, ed. Cat Sparks, 2006; Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror #20, ed. Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link and Gavin Grant, Griffin, 2007); "The Fifth Star in the Southern Cross" (Dreaming Again, ed. Jack Dann and Janeen Webb, 2008; The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, ed. Rich Horton, 2009); "The Goosle" (The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy, ed. Ellen Datlow, Del Rey, 2008. Reprinted in Year’s Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, ed. Bill Congreve and Michelle Marquardt, MirrorDanse, 2010; Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2010, ed. Paula Guran); "Mulberry Boys" (Blood and Other Cravings, ed. Ellen Datlow, Tor, 2011; The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, ed. Rich Horton, Prime Books, 2012; The Best Horror of the Year Volume 4, ed. Ellen Datlow, Night Shade Books); "The Miracle Aquilina" (Wings of Fire, ed. Jonathan Strahan and Marianne Jablon, Night Shade Books, 2010; The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Five, ed. Jonathan Strahan, Night Shade Books, 2011); "Crow and Caper, Caper and Crow" (Under My Hat, ed. Jonathan Strahan, 2012; The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Seven, ed. Jonathan Strahan, Night Shade Books, 2013)

Margo lives in Sydney, Australia, with her partner Steven and the transient presence of their two adult sons.