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Robert Jackson Bennett

USA flag (b.1984)

Robert Jackson Bennett was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but grew up in the half-developed suburbs of Katy, Texas. He spent most of his time playing on construction sites and in drainage ditches, which would explain a lot. His interest in writing came from hearing about the books his older brother was reading and then attempting to mimic them. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and, like a lot of its alumni, was unable to leave the charms of the city and resides there currently.

Genres: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (2011) : The Company Man
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2012) : The Company Man
Edgar Awards Best Paperback original winner (2012) : The Company Man
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2015) : City of Stairs
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2015) : City of Stairs
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2019) : Foundryside

Robert Jackson Bennett recommends
Amberlough (2017)
(Amberlough Dossier, book 1)
Lara Elena Donnelly
"A dazzling romp through a tumultuous, ravishing world."
The Uploaded (2017)
Ferrett Steinmetz
"Half part Breaking Bad and half part urban fantasy, Flex is an enthusiastic romp through a world of ingenious magic accessed by geeky, obsessive projection. Tremendously entertaining rule-tinkering and loophole-hunts abound. A terrific read."
The Art of Prophecy (2022)
(War Arts Saga, book 1)
Wesley Chu
"Electrifying, thrilling, and a glorious, romantic ride, The Art of Prophecy is a true delight. Readers won't be able to put it down."
Perilous Times (2023)
Thomas D Lee
"Enormous fun, combining razor sharp wit with savage political commentary, propulsive action, and near-endless Arthurian Easter Eggs. A brilliant collision of ancient mysticism with modern madness."

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