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Elizabeth Wein

UK flag (b.1964)

Elizabeth Wein was born in New York, and grew up in England, Jamaica and Pennsylvania. She is married with two children and now lives in Perth, Scotland.

Elizabeth is a member of the Ninety-Nines, the International Organization of Women Pilots.  She was awarded the Scottish Aero Club's Watson Cup for best student pilot in 2003 and it was her love of flying that partly inspired the idea for her bestselling, award-winning novel Code Name Verity.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Children's Fiction
Code Name Verity
   1. Code Name Verity (2012)
   2. Rose Under Fire (2013)
   The Pearl Thief (2017)
   The Enigma Game (2019)
   Code Name Verity Collection (2021)
   Black Dove, White Raven (2015)
   White Eagles (2019)
   The Last Hawk (2021)
   Stateless (2023)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Firebird (2018)
Non fiction
Series contributed to
Anthologies containing stories by Elizabeth Wein
Short stories
The Bellcaster's Apprentice (1997)
No Human Hands to Touch (1998)

Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2008) : The Lion Hunter
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2013) : Code Name Verity
Costa Children's Book Award Best Novel nominee (2013) : Rose Under Fire
Edgar Awards Best Young Adult winner (2013) : Code Name Verity
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book nominee (2013) : Code Name Verity

Elizabeth Wein recommends
Luck of the Titanic (2021)
Stacey Lee
"Stacey Lee's superpower is her ability to turn history's forgotten into today's unforgettable; and you'll never forget the terror and joy of travelling with Valora Luck, whose unsinkable spirit gleams like a rescue flare through the icy murk of the past."
Friend Me (2020)
Sheila M Averbuch
"Friend Me is a heart-racing escalation from toxic teen power play and the dangers of social media to a darkly searing near-future thriller. A stunning debut."
Three Hours in Paris (2020)
(Kate Rees WWII, book 1)
Cara Black
"An unbreakable American heroine pitted against a charismatic German detective: pure gold in a wartime thriller. This hair-raising cat-and-mouse race across Nazi-occupied Paris left me breathless."
Open Fire (2020)
Amber Lough
"Katya is a heroine to ache for, and her story is a stunning, vibrant glimpse of a rare moment in women's history."
The Fountains of Silence (2019)
Ruta Sepetys
"Ruta Sepetys is a master of historical fiction. In Salt to the Sea the hard truths of her herculean research are tempered with effortless, intimate storytelling, as her warm and human characters breathe new life into one of the world's most terrible and neglected tragedies."
The Skylarks' War (2018)
Hilary McKay
"This book is agony and ecstasy, and never have I read such a human and accessible account of World War I. Vivid, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Hilary McKay’s radiant characters touch my heart like real people, friends and loved ones I know well. Possibly the finest writer of our time."

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