Elizabeth Knox is the author of 12 novels and three novellas. The Vintner's Luck won the Deutz Medal for Fiction in the 1999 Montana New Zealand Book Awards, and the Tasmanian Pacific Region Prize, and is published in 10 languages. Dreamhunter won the 2006 Esther Glen Medal. Dreamhunter's sequel Dreamquake, published in 2007, was a Michael L Print Honor Book for 2008 and, in the same year, was named an ALA, a CCBC, Booklist and New York Library 'best book'.
A collection of essays, The Love School, won the biography and memoir section of the New Zealand Post Book Awards in 2009. Mortal Fire won a NZ Post Children's Book Award and was a finalist in the LA Times Book Awards.
Elizabeth's latest book is horror/science fiction WAKE.
Elizabeth is an Arts Foundation Laureate and was made ONZM in 2002. She lives in Wellington with her husband, Fergus Barrowman, and her son, Jack.