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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
   Firebird (2018)
Series contributed to
Non fiction
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
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."
Before My Eyes (2014)
Caroline Bock
"Every one of Bock's fragile characters hides an unflinching inner backbone of steel, impassioned and moving."
Da Vinci's Tiger (2015)
L M Elliott
"An exquisitely detailed story of the passionate relationship between artist and muse. Beautifully painted"
Front Lines (2016)
(Soldier Girl, book 1)
Michael Grant
"A magnificent alternative history."
Salt to the Sea (2016)
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."
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."
Fir for Luck (2016)
Barbara Henderson
"Brave and beautiful."
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."
Orphan, Monster, Spy (2018)
(Orphan Monster Spy, book 1)
Matt Killeen
"Deeply disturbing and chillingly good."
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."
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."
Three Hours in Paris (2020)
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."
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."
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."

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