Lian Hearn studied modern languages at Oxford University and worked as a film critic and arts editor in London before settling in Australia. A lifelong interest in Japan led to the study of the Japanese language and many trips to Japan. This fascination culminated in the writing 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.
This remarkable series has been sold into 36 territories and has sales of over four million copies. Film rights have been sold to Universal Studios for Kennedy Marshall.
The last book in the series, the prequel Heaven’s Net is Wide, was published in 2007.
Blossoms and Shadows, was published by Hachette Australia in October 2010.
Lian Hearn’s latest book, THE STORYTELLER AND HIS THREE DAUGHTERS was published in 2013 in Australia.
- The Storyteller and His Three Daughters (2013)
- La maison de l’arbre joueur (2013)
- Flores y Sombras (2012)
- Blossoms and Shadows (2010)
- Heaven’s Net is Wide (2007)
- The Harsh Cry of the Heron (2006)
- Brilliance of the Moon (2004)
- Grass for his Pillow (2003)
- Across the Nightingale Floor (2002)
- Tales of the Otori (2002)