Marele Day's four-book Claudia Valentine series won her a Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award for crime writing. Her bestselling literary novel, Lambs of God, was published to acclaim in Australia and overseas. This was followed by Mrs Cook: The Real and Imagined Life of the Captain's Wife, and The Sea Bed. Marele has more than twenty years' experience as a teacher of Creative Writing and is mentor for Byron Writers Festival's highly successful residential mentorship. She has served as judge for literary competitions including the Vogel Awards and NSW Premier's Literary Awards.
affecting and humorous and always absorbing ... readers [will] find themselves converted - into devout admirers of Marele Day - The New York TimesLush and quirky, full of tangled stories, richly comic events and deep symbolism. - Courier-MailThe reason for success is clear: Lambs of God is a filmic, intensely sensual book, with a great idea at its core. - The Weekend AustralianA novel of wit, suspense and surprises, a disconcerting and potent combination of elements. - Sunday AgeDay has undeniable storytelling gifts and weaves together an impressive number of storytelling traditions - Publisher's Weeklyvery good, very strange ... a wild, wacky and literary tale - The Independent