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Megan Whalen Turner


USA flag (b.1965)

Megan Whalen Turner is married to a professor and often relocates when he needs to do research. When they traveled to Greece one summer, she decided to use its landscape as the background of a book, but didn't write The Thief until she was spending a year in California, where the olive trees reminded her of the Greek mainland.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
 
Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (1997) : The Thief
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2007) : The King of Attolia
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2011) : A Conspiracy of Kings
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction winner (2011) : A Conspiracy of Kings
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction winner (2011) : The King of Attolia
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction winner (2011) : The Queen of Attolia
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction winner (2011) : The Thief


Megan Whalen Turner recommends
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Bloodflower (2009)
Christine Hinwood
"A beautiful representation of love and loyalty and the aftermath of war."

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