Catherine Fisher

Catherine Fisher lives in Newport, Wales, with two cats. She has published three collections of poetry, all with Seren, and many novels for children, with the Bodley Head, Red Fox and Hodder Headline. She worked in teaching and archaeology before becoming a full-time writer; she is also an experienced broadcaster and adjudicator. She currently teaches Writing for Children at the University of Glamorgan. Myth, legend and spiritual concerns play an important part in both her novels and poems.

Both her poems and novels have won awards, including the Welsh Arts Council Young Writers' Prize 1989, the Cardiff International Poetry Competition 1989 and the Tir na n'Og Prize 1995, and she was shortlisted for the Smarties Book Prize in 1990. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, including Twentieth Century Anglo-Welsh Poetry (Seren), Oxygen (Seren) and The Forward Book of Poetry 2001, and there is currently strong TV interest in her novels Fintan's Tower and the Snow-Walker trilogy.

Her latest novel project is the exciting Book of the Crow series. The Relic Master, The Interrex,Flain's Coronet andThe Margrave are published by The Bodley Head. The Margrave appeared on May 1st, 2001. and an early, rave review of it, which appeared in the Daily Telegraph, is quoted on the novels page of this site.Also current are two eerie novels in Hodder's Silver list, Darkwater Hall and The Lammas Field

Readings and Events

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Travel the mountain gorge to get to the novels, or follow the pathway to the poems.

so many worlds, so much to do bright is the way of words

Or go through the castle doors to see a message from Catherine about her next book, Corbenic

where your treasure is, there will your heart be also

Links to the outside

Seren's catalogue is available here.

More information about the novels in the Hodder Silver series here

Random House
Information on the Red Fox/Bodley Head novels

Information on The Hare, a book of short stories

An on-line SF and fantasy magazine where you can read an interview with Catherine

The Welsh Academi
Information on Welsh writing in general

Peter Finch's Welsh Literary Links

The directory of the on-line world of UK children's books

Kluitman Kinder -en Jeugdboeken
A Dutch site with a biog of Catherine (click on "Schrijvers Info"). This site is a frame-trapper so it's best to right-click the link and then "open in new window"

Any technical questions or comments about this site to the Webmistress, please. You can contact Catherine via the Guestbook, which is at the end of your journey. Her agent can be contacted at

A page of this site was last changed on October 11 2001. 1