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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, Science Fiction
 
Series
Lion Hunter: Arthurian sequence
1. The Winter Prince (1993)
2. A Coalition of Lions (2003)
3. The Sunbird (2004)
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Lion Hunters: Mark of Solomon
1. The Lion Hunter (2007)
2. The Empty Kingdom (2008)
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Series contributed to
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Elizabeth Wein
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Short stories
The Bellcaster's Apprentice (1997)
No Human Hands to Touch (1998)


Awards
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
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A Stranger to Command (2008)
(Crown and Court Duel)
Sherwood Smith
"War games. Courtly Vidanric, sent for his own protection to train as a warrior in a foreign land four months' journey from home, considers himself alien, sensitive, weak, and ignorant among his fellow cadets. Remaining a study in courage and integrity, despite the grinding discipline that takes away even his name, Vidanric's soldier's skills grow swordblade sharp even as he also learns lessons of the heart. But capability, responsibility, and all-too-real invasion come together as Vidanric realizes that not only is he being trained for kingship, he's capable of it, too . . . A diamond-bright portrait of a harsh and magical journey to adulthood."
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Before My Eyes (2014)
Caroline Bock
"Every one of Bock's fragile characters hides an unflinching inner backbone of steel, impassioned and moving."
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Da Vinci's Tiger (2015)
L M Elliott
"An exquisitely detailed story of the passionate relationship between artist and muse. Beautifully painted"
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Front Lines (2016)
(Soldier Girl, book 1)
Michael Grant
"A magnificent alternative history."
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Girl in the Blue Coat (2016)
Monica Hesse
"Everything devastating moment of this beautiful novel is both poignant and powerful, and every word feels true."
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The Emerald Circus (2017)
Jane Yolen
"Jane Yolen facets her glittering stories with the craft of a master jeweller. Everything she writes, including The Emerald Circus, is original and timeless, deliciously creepy and disturbingly lovely."
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Orphan, Monster, Spy (2018)
Matt Killeen
"Deeply disturbing and chillingly good."

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