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Brandon Sanderson


USA flag (1975 - )

Brandon Sanderson is an American fantasy author, who grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.   He earned his Master's degree in Creative Writing in 2005 from Brigham Young University, where he was on the staff of Leading Edge, a semi-professional speculative fiction magazine published by the university. He was a college roommate of Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings. He has been nominated twice for the John W. Campbell Award.

 In 2013, he won a Hugo Award for Best Novella for The Emperor's Soul, set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris. Additionally, he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time(R) sequence.
 
Series
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Infinity Blade
1. Awakening (2011)
2. Redemption (2013)
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Rithmatist
1. The Rithmatist (2013)
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Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2006) : Elantris
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2007) : Elantris
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2007) : The Final Empire


Brandon Sanderson recommends
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Forsworn (2014)
(Powder Mage Trilogy)
Brian McClellan
"Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast."
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The Accidental Highwayman (2014)
Ben Tripp
"Delightful and charming. A swashbuckling adventure."
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Jed and the Junkyard War (2016)
(Junkyard Wars , book 1)
Steven Bohls
"Jed and the Junkyard War will excite readers with its fast pace, quirky characters, and wacky world building."
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Recluce Tales (2017)
(Recluce)
L E Modesitt Jr
"Essential reading for any fan of the increasingly impressive world that is Recluce."
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An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (2017)
(Risen Kingdoms, book 1)
Curtis Craddock
"A gripping tale of a woman who refuses to be defined by her physical and magical limitations, thwarting both assassins and all who see her as a pawn. A great read!"
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Strife's Bane (2018)
(Shattered Kingdoms, book 3)
Evie Manieri
"I loved these characters, even though I knew it was going to hurt. Heart-wrenching. Poignant. Lovely."

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