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Emily Tesh


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Emily Tesh grew up in London and studied Classics at Trinity College, Cambridge, followed by a Master's degree in Humanities at the University of Chicago. She now lives in Hertfordshire, where she passes her time teaching Latin and Ancient Greek to schoolchildren who have done nothing to deserve it. She has a husband and a cat. Neither of them knows any Latin yet, but it is not for lack of trying.

Tesh is the author of Silver in the Wood.

Genres: Fantasy
 
Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2020) : Silver in the Wood


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