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Marie Rutkoski

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Marie Rutkoski grew up in Bolingbrook, Illinois, as the oldest of four children. In high school, she was a member of the Young Adult Advisory Board at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook. She later attended the University of Iowa, where she took Writers' Workshop classes and also studied with Pulitzer Prize-winner James Alan McPherson. After graduating, she lived in Moscow and Prague. Upon receiving her Ph.D. from Harvard University, she held dual appointments as a lecturer there in both English and American Literature and Language, and History and Literature. Marie is a professor of English literature at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Shakespeare, children's literature and creative writing. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons. Marie can tie a good double figure-eight knot and is very fond of perfume, tea and excellent bread and butter.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Mystery
Winner's Trilogy
   0.5. Bridge of Snow (2014)
   1. The Winner's Curse (2014)
   2. The Winner's Crime (2015)
   3. The Winner's Kiss (2016)
Midnight Lie
   1. The Midnight Lie (2020)
   2. The Hollow Heart (2021)
   The Shadow Society (2012)
   Real Easy (2022)
Novellas and Short Stories
Marie Rutkoski recommends
Advika and the Hollywood Wives (2023)
Kirthana Ramisetti
"This book is deliciously suspenseful. I raced through the pages and found not just a delightful intrigue but also a thoughtful exploration of manipulation, power, and the legacy of sisterhood."
The Healer (2018)
Donna Freitas
"The Healer is a beautifully written, intensely romantic book that will tear at your heart and make you question the world. Anyone who loves The Fault in Our Stars and Everything, Everything will adore this book."
The Belles (2018)
(Belles , book 1)
Dhonielle Clayton
"The Belles is absolutely enthralling. Rich with detail and fascinating characters, this book shows us a masterfully crafted world that is both desirable and frightening. I flew through the pages and loved everything they had to offer: an intelligent and talented heroine, mysterious romance, and enduring friendships."

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Anthologies containing stories by Marie Rutkoski
Who Done It? (2013)
edited by
Jon Scieszka

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