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Katherine Arden is the author of the New York Times, USA Today and internationally bestselling Winternight Trilogy: The Bear and the Nightingale, The Girl in the Tower, and The Winter of the Witch, three fantasy novels set in medieval Russia. She is also the author of the middle grade horror novels Small Spaces and Dead Voices. All Arden’s work has been optioned for film. 

Born in Austin, Texas, she has studied Russian in Moscow, taught at a school in the French Alps, and worked on a farm in Hawaii. She currently lives in Vermont, where she writes, hikes, skis, and does a good deal of impulsive traveling.

The Bear and the Nightingale was named the best science fiction and fantasy novel of 2019 by Amazon, and nominated for a Campbell Award, a Locus award, a Vermont Book Award, and for both best debut and best fantasy at the Goodreads Choice awards. The Winternight series has been translated into over twenty languages, and has been a bestseller in the UK as well as the US.

R.L Stine called Arden’s middle grade debut, Small Spaces, “terrifying and fun.” It was named a best book of 2018 by Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, and the Chicago Public Library system, as well as being nominated for student book awards in Texas, Maine, Florida, and Vermont.