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Kristin Cashore

USA flag (b.1976)

Kristin Cashore is an exceptional new voice in the fantasy genre whose characterisation, beautifully realised world and compelling narratives set her apart. If you love to be swept up and away by a novel then these are must-read books, from a master storyteller.

Cashore grew up in the northeast Pennsylvania countryside as the second of four daughters. She received a bachelor's degree from Williams College and a master's from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College, and she has worked as a dog runner, a packer in a candy factory, an editorial assistant, a legal assistant, and a freelance writer.

She has lived in many places (including Sydney, New York City, Boston, London, Austin, and Jacksonville, Florida), and she currently lives in the Boston area. Graceling, her first book, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, won the prestigious Mythopoeic Award, and is already a New York Times bestseller. Fire is her second novel, and a third is on the way.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
New and upcoming books
Graceling Realm
   1. Graceling (2008)
   2. Fire (2009)
   3. Bitterblue (2012)
   4. Winterkeep (2021)
   5. Seasparrow (2022)
Kristin Cashore recommends
Our Crooked Hearts (2022)
Melissa Albert
"Utterly believable mothers, sisters, and daughters with their hands full of magic, making bad decisions because they have to. I love it. No one combines magic, darkness, and the realities of being a woman the way Melissa Albert does."
Six Crimson Cranes (2021)
(Six Crimson Cranes, book 1)
Elizabeth Lim
"This book is magic. The writing will transport you, and you will love Shiori. I myself loved her from the moment she jumped out the window to escape her betrothal ceremony--which was the very first scene."
Lucy Clark Will Not Apologize (2021)
Margo Rabb
"There's magic in this novel's quirky, sweet world. I want to live in its gardens and cheer Lucy on while she finds her heart’s loves!"

More recommendations 

Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2009) : Graceling
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction winner (2009) : Graceling

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