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Sarah Rees Brennan


aka Ava Corrigan

Sarah Rees Brennan was born and raised in Ireland by the sea, where her teachers valiantly tried to make her fluent in Irish (she wants you to know it's not called Gaelic) but she chose to read books under her desk in class instead. The books most often found under her desk were Jane Austen, Margaret Mahy, Anthony Trollope, Robin McKinley and Diana Wynne Jones, and she still loves them all today.

After college she lived briefly in New York and somehow survived in spite of her habit of hitching lifts in fire engines. She began working on The Demon's Lexicon while doing a Creative Writing MA and library work in Surrey, England. Since then she has returned to Ireland to write and use as a home base for future adventures. Her Irish is still woeful, but she feels the books under the desk were worth it.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
New and upcoming books
July 2024

Long Live Evil
(Time of Iron, book 1)
   Team Human (2012) (with Justine Larbalestier)
   Tell the Wind and Fire (2016)
   In Other Lands (2017)
Sarah Rees Brennan recommends
The Orphan Witch (2021)
Paige Crutcher
"Cozy and alluring as a magic cup of tea or a magic library, you'll want to adopt THE ORPHAN WITCH even if she is dangerous."
The Fever King (2019)
(Feverwake, book 1)
Victoria Lee
"A plague as scary as Stephen King, and a romance as complicated and compelling as all my favorites."
A Stranger to Command (2008)
(Crown and Court Duel)
Sherwood Smith
"Sherwood Smith's universe is so detailed at this point that you feel like a traveller in a real foreign land--charmed, sometimes bewildered, and finally at home with no desire to leave. This book deals thoughtfully with the creation of a hero, and also creates an exciting, occasionally-painful, and always absorbing adventure."

Anthologies containing stories by Sarah Rees Brennan
Monstrous Affections (2014)
An Anthology of Beastly Tales
edited by
Gavin J Grant and Kelly Link
Dark Duets (2014)
All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy
edited by
Christopher Golden

More anthologies 

Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2015) : Unmade

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