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A K Larkwood



A K Larkwood studied English at St John’s College, Cambridge. She has worked in higher education & media relations, and is now studying law. She lives in Oxford, England, with her wife and a cat. The Unspoken Name (Tor 2020) is her debut novel.
 

Genres: Fantasy
 

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