Helen Lowe

Helen Lowe's first novel, "Thornspell", a critically praised retelling of "Sleeping Beauty", was published by Knopf Books for Young Readers in September 2008. "Thornspell" was a Storylines Notable Book 2009 and won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel, Young Adult 2009; Helen also won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best New Talent in the same year. Helen Lowe lives in New Zealand, and "The Heir of Night" is her first novel for adults.