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Eowyn Ivey


USA flag (b.1973)

Eowyn LeMay Ivey was raised in Alaska and continues to live there with her husband and two daughters. Her mother named her after a character from J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.Eowyn works at the independent bookstore Fireside Books where she plays matchmaker between readers and books. Prior to her career as a bookseller and novelist, Eowyn worked for nearly a decade as an award-winning reporter at the Frontiersman newspaper.The Snow Child is informed by Eowyn's life in Alaska. Her husband is a fishery biologist with the state of Alaska. While they both work outside of the home, they are also raising their daughters in the rural, largely subsistence lifestyle in which they were both raised.
 
Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2013) : The Snow Child


Eowyn Ivey recommends
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The Weight of Him (2017)
Ethel Rohan
"Ethel Rohan captures a blend of humor and tragedy that is entirely true to family, hometown, and our own private struggles. Poignant and inspiring."
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Perpetua's Kin (2018)
M Allen Cunningham
"One of the bravest and most talented novelists writing today. With each page we gain the greatest gift of fiction: an insight into our own trembling humanity."

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