Larbalestier is an Australian American writer who
was born and raised in Sydney. Her solo novel Liar received starred reviews from four major review publications, was short-listed for eleven
awards and won four, and was named a best book of the year by Young Adult
Library Services Association (YALSA), School
Library Journal, Bank Street Books, and Michigan Thumps Up, as well as winning the 2010 White Ravens Award from the International Youth Library. She also wrote How to Ditch Your Fairy and the Magic or
Madness trilogy, as well as coedited the Zombies
vs. Unicorns anthology with Holly Black. Justine lives in Sydney, Australia,
where she gardens, boxes, and tweets far too much.