Two Fantasy Superstar Writers on Forbidden Magic, Forgotten Lives

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Two Fantasy Superstar Writers on Forbidden Magic, Forgotten Lives

Authors:V. E. Schwab, Leigh Bardugo, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello


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In Leigh Bardugo’s Ninth House, Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. The sole survivor of a horrific and unsolved multiple homicide, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her? Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in on campus tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. But their occult activities are far more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.

She’s joined by V. E. Schwab, author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, a tale of a woman in 18th-century France who makes a proverbial deal with the devil. Freed from one miserable fate only to be rushed into another, Addie then begins a hauntingly lonely journey spanning three centuries in search of a sense of identity and someone, anyone, with whom she can genuinely connect.

Moderated by Marci Calabretta Cancio-BelloMiami Book Fair program coordinator.

V. E. Schwab

V. E. Schwab is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books, including the acclaimed Shades of Magic series, Villains series, Monster of Verity duology, Cassidy Blake series and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Her work has received critical acclaim and been featured in the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post and more, translated into more than two dozen languages, and has been optioned for television and film. When she’s not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, she lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is the New York Times bestselling author of Ninth House and the creator of the Grishaverse (coming soon to Netflix) which spans the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, The Language of Thorns, and the King of Scars duology. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Bardugo grew up in Southern California and graduated from Yale University. These days she lives and writes in Los Angeles.

 

 

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello is the author of Hour of the Ox (University of Pittsburgh), which won the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry, and was a finalist for the Milt Kessler Award. She and E. J. Koh co-translated The Lightest Motorcycle in the World by Korean poet Yi Won (forthcoming Zephyr Press, 2021). She has received fellowships from Kundiman, the Knight Foundation, and the American Literary Translators Association, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, Best New Poets, Best Small Fictions, and more. She serves as a program coordinator for Miami Book Fair.