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Naomi Novik

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Naomi Novik was born in New York in 1973, a first-generation American, and raised on Polish fairy tales, Baba Yaga, and Tolkien. She studied English Literature at Brown University and did graduate work in Computer Science at Columbia University before leaving to participate in the design and development of the computer game Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide. Over the course of a brief winter sojourn working on the game in Edmonton, Canada (accompanied by a truly alarming coat that now lives brooding in the depths of her closet), she realized she preferred the writing to the programming, and, on returning to New York, decided to try her hand at novels. Temeraire is her first.

Naomi lives in New York City with her husband and six computers.

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction

John W. Campbell Best Book winner (2007) : Temeraire
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2016) : Uprooted
Hugo Best Book nominee (2016) : Uprooted
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book winner (2016) : Uprooted
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (2016) : Uprooted
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2016) : Uprooted
Hugo Best Book nominee (2019) : Spinning Silver

Naomi Novik recommends
Black Ships (2008)
(Numinous World, book 1)
Jo Graham
"Haunting and bittersweet, lush and vivid, this extraordinary story has lived with me since I first read it."
The Broken Kingdoms (2010)
(Inheritance Trilogy , book 2)
N K Jemisin
"Lush and evocative."
Sorcerer to the Crown (2015)
(Sorcerer Royal, book 1)
Zen Cho
"An enchanting cross between Georgette Heyer and Susanna Clarke, full of delights and surprises. Zen Cho unpins the edges of the canvas and throws them wide."
Tremontaine: The Complete Season 1 (2017)
(Tremontaine Season One)
Patty Bryant, Joel Derfner, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Ellen Kushner, Malinda Lo, Racheline Maltese and Paul Witcover
"A pure delight."
Tempests and Slaughter (2018)
(Numair Chronicles, book 1)
Tamora Pierce
"Tamora Pierce is gloriously unafraid to give her readers joy and laughter along with adventure and struggle, to let us love her characters wholeheartedly and find the best of ourselves in them."
Silver in the Wood (2019)
(Greenhollow Duology, book 1)
Emily Tesh
"A true story of the woods, of the fae, and of the heart. Deep and green and wonderful."
Only a Monster (2022)
(Only a Monster, book 1)
Vanessa Len
"What a fantastic, immersive read - I couldn't stop turning the page! An exciting, original and complex fantasy about monsters, heroes, and all the people in between."

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