Welcome to the Author’s Demesne


Lara Elena Donnelly is the Nebula, Lambda, and Locus-nominated author of The Amberlough Dossier. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Escape Pod, Nightmare, and Uncanny.

Lara is a graduate of the Clarion and Alpha workshops, and has taught at Sarah Lawrence College and the Catapult Workshop in New York.


Astonishing first novel!”

 World Fantasy Award-winning author Ellen Kushner on Amberlough

Short Fiction

“[an] intricate, lush world”

Publishers Weekly, starred review for Amnesty


“Read it. It will change you. “

Hugo Award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal on Armistice

Donnelly excels at complicated relationships, which provide her characters with real pathos as readers watch them struggle against society and their own expectations.”