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Catherynne M Valente


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Catherynne M. Valente is the acclaimed author of The Glass Town Game, and a New York Times bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction novels, short stories, and poetry. She has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards, and has won the Locus and Andre Norton award. She lives on a small island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, one enormous cat, a less enormous cat, six chickens, a red accordion, an uncompleted master's degree, a roomful of yarn, a spinning wheel with ulterior motives, a cupboard of jam and pickles, a bookshelf full of folktales, an industrial torch, and an Oxford English Dictionary.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Children's Fiction
 
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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)
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"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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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (2018)
Hank Green
"By turns joyful, devastating, personal, zeitgeisty, modern, classic, fast-paced, and thoughtful, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing blew me away with its fresh take on first contact in this fragile, ever-connected world we live in. Quick but never shallow, it will stand as a snapshot of an era as well as just a darn good read."

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