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Naomi Novik

American writer

1973   -  

genre: alternate history, fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, heroic fantasy
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English, American English
educated at: Brown University, Columbia University
occupation: novelist, science fiction writer, writer, programmer, fantasy author
award received: Compton Crook Award, Astounding Award for Best New Writer, Locus Award for Best First Novel, Locus Awards, Nebula Award, British Fantasy Award, Hugo Award, Mythopoeic Awards

Naomi Novik (born April 30, 1973) is an American author of speculative fiction. She is best known for the Temeraire series, an alternate history of the Napoleonic Wars involving dragons. The first book in the series, His Majesty's Dragon, won the 2007 Compton Crook Award. Novik's first standalone novel, Uprooted, a fantasy inspired by Polish folklore, won the 2015 Nebula Award for Best Novel, the 2016 British Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Novel, the 2016 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, and the 2016 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. Her second standalone novel, Spinning Silver, a retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale, won the 2019 American Library Association's Alex Award, the 2019 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, and the 2019 Audie Award for Fantasy. Novik's latest series takes place in the Scholomance, a fabled school of black magic. The first Scholomance novel, A Deadly Education, was released in 2020.
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