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Helene Wecker

Helene Wecker grew up in Libertyville, Illinois, a small town north of Chicago, and received her Bachelor's in English from Carleton College in Minnesota. After graduating, she worked a number of marketing and communications jobs in Minneapolis and Seattle before deciding she wanted to write something longer than a press release. Accordingly, she moved to New York to pursue a Master's in fiction writing at Columbia University. She now lives near San Francisco with her husband and daughter.

Genres: Fantasy
Helene Wecker recommends
The Warm Hands of Ghosts (2024)
Katherine Arden
"A page-turner of the highest order . . . a masterpiece of historical realism seamlessly blended with the supernatural that delivers spine-tingling heroism as well as a searing study of war's cruelties and the necessity of remembrance . . . a haunting, fantastic read!"
Sword Catcher (2023)
(Chronicles of Castellane, book 1)
Cassandra Clare
"Sweeping yet intimate, rich with romance and intrigue, Sword Catcher is Cassandra Clare at her magical best. In pages packed with sumptuous descriptions, Clare gives us a kingdom's worth of characters-including Kel the 'sword catcher,' trained to protect his prince at all costs, and Lin, a young physician of an outcast people-forced to navigate a web of tangled loyalties between the loved ones they cherish and the powers they serve. This book will break your heart and leave you wanting more!"
Edith Holler (2023)
Edward Carey
"Brilliant and shiver-inducing, Edith Holler is a delightfully macabre achievement, equal parts Charles Dickens and Sweeney Todd. Through Edith's keen eyes we come to know her family theatre and its many denizens - each a masterpiece of oddity - as well as the frightening newcomer who threatens to topple her very world. A bravura performance."

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Anthologies containing stories by Helene Wecker

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book winner (2014) : The Golem and the Jinni
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2014) : The Golem and the Jinni
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2014) : The Golem and the Jinni

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