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2015 Judge: Rachel Hartman

Rachel Hartman was born in Kentucky, but has lived a variety of places including Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis, England, and Japan. She has a BA in Comparative Literature, although she insists it should have been a BS because her undergraduate thesis was called “Paradox and Parody in Don Quixote and the satires of Lucian.” She eschewed graduate school in favor of drawing comic books. She now lives in Vancouver, BC, with her family, their whippet, and a talking frog and salamander. Her debut novel, Seraphina, received many accolades including the 2013 William C. Morris YA Debut Award. Its eagerly awaited sequel, Seraphina Shadow, will be out in March 2015.

 

Comments

  1. I am so psyched for Shadow Scale. Seraphina was awesome.

  2. Fantastic! I adored Seraphina (and I’m not drawn in to most fantasy novels I read these days – much fonder of realistic fiction now than I was as a kid). Can’t wait for the sequel, and so glad she’ll be a BOB judge.

  3. Sam Bloom says:

    AWESOME.

  4. Barb Outside Boston says:

    Loved the politics and sociology of the world–what great judges!

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