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Catherynne M Valente


USA flag (1979 - )

Catherynne M. Valente was born on Cinco de Mayo, 1979 in Seattle, WA, but grew up in in the wheatgrass paradise of Northern California. She graduated from high school at age 15, going on to UC San Diego and Edinburgh University, receiving her B.A. in Classics with an emphasis in Ancient Greek Linguistics. She then drifted away from her M.A. program and into a long residence in the concrete and camphor wilds of Japan.

She currently lives in Ohio with her partner, two dogs, and three cats, having drifted back to America and the mythic frontier of the Midwest.
 
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Awards
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book winner (2006) : In the Night Garden
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2007) : In the Night Garden
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book winner (2008) : In the Cities of Coin and Spice
Andre Norton Award Best Book winner (2010) : The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2010) : Palimpsest
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (2010) : Palimpsest
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (2012) : Deathless
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2012) : The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making


Catherynne M Valente recommends
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The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter (2017)
(Mary Jekyll, book 1)
Theodora Goss
"Theodora Goss is a wonder. Her elegance, wit and powerful voice pull no punches. A brilliant, deeply felt, and nimble book."

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