Lee was the author of a number of works, many containing a strong erotic component. Her works include The Birthgrave Trilogy, The Flat Earth Series, The Wars of Vis, Red as Blood or Tales from the Sisters Grimmer, The Secret Books of Venus and many other works. Her writing is characterized by lush, descriptive prose. Lee’s work has won both the British Fantasy Award (Death’s Master, 1983) and the World Fantasy Award (“The gorgon”, 1983; “Elle Est Trois, (La Mort)”, 1984). In 2013 Tanith Lee was awarded the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award.