Lee Battersby is the multiple-award winning author of the novels ‘The Corpse-Rat King’ and ‘Marching Dead’ (Angry Robot, 2012, 2013) as well as the upcoming children’s novel ‘Magit and Bugrat’ (Walker Books, 2015) and over 70 short stories, many of which are collected in ‘Through Soft Air’ (Prime Books 2006). He has appeared in markets as diverse as Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror Volume 20; Year’s Best Australian F&SF; Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror vol. 3; and Dr Who: Destination Prague.
His work has been praised for its consistent attention to voice and narrative muscle, and has resulted in a number of awards including the Aurealis, Australian Shadows and Australian SF ‘Ditmar’ gongs. He was the 6th Australian, and 1st Western Australian, winner in the international ‘Writers of the Future’ competition in 2001.
Lee lives in Mandurah, Western Australia, with his wife, writer Lyn Battersby and an increasingly weird mob of kids. He is sadly obsessed with Lego, Nottingham Forest football club, dinosaurs and Daleks. He’s been a stand-up comic, tennis coach, cartoonist, poet, and tax officer in previous times, and he currently works as Arts Co-ordinator for a local council.
You can read more about him at his website. He also maintains a blog at The Battersblog, and will often wave back if you throw pebbles at his window.