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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.

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

Helene Wecker recommends
Gather the Daughters (2017)
Jennie Melamed
"An heir to the speculative creations of Margaret Atwood and Shirley Jackson, Gather the Daughters is a darkly compelling read."
Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder (2020)
(Marion Lane, book 1)
T A Willberg
"A tantalizing, steampunk-flavored mystery... Delicious fun!"
The Chosen and the Beautiful (2021)
Nghi Vo
"Nghi Vo's stellar transformation of The Great Gatsby recasts the 'careless' Jordan Baker as a woman of depth and sharpness, a socialite forced to live in the margins of others’ lives. In Vo’s telling, the glitter of Gatsby’s parties conceals a sinister struggle-one where the players must survive on charms both literal and figurative, and the line between the invented and the real is endlessly blurred. Like Jordan’s own paper creations, The Chosen and the Beautiful captivates with its artistry and its power."

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