Lian Hearn was born on August 29th, 1942. Hearn is a famous English-born children's author and playwright. She was born in Potten End, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire in England. Lian Hearn is just a pen name and the author’s real name is Gillian Rubinstein. Rubinstein currently happily lives in Goolwa, South Australia.
Rubinstein has split her childhood between both England and Nigeria until she moved to Australia in late 1973. As well as writing eight plays, numerous short stories and articles, Rubinstein has written over 30 books. Her hugely popular novel debut called Space Demons introduced her popular and common themes of growing up and fantasy worlds which emerge often in her other writings.