Naomi Novik was born in New York in 1973—a first-generation American—and raised on Polish fairy tales, Baba Yaga, and Tolkien. She is the acclaimed author of the Temeraire series. The first installment and her first novel, His Majesty’s Dragon, was published in 2006 and has been translated into twenty-three languages. The nine-book series culminated with League of Dragons, published in 2016.
Her 2015 novel Uprooted is inspired by classic fairy tales. It was a Hugo Award finalist for Best Novel and named one of the best books of the year by BuzzFeed, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and others. Her forthcoming novel, Spinning Sliver, is a fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale that will be released on July 10.
Novik has won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the Compton Crook Award for best first novel, and the Locus Award for first novel. She is one of the founding board members of the Organization for Transformative Works, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the fair use rights of fan creators, and is herself a fanfic writer and fan vidder.
She studied English literature at Brown University and did graduate work in computer science at Columbia University before leaving to participate in the design and development of the computer game Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide.
Novik lives in New York City with her husband, Charles Ardai, founder of Hard Case Crime, and their daughter, Evidence, surrounded by an excessive number of purring computers.
Spinning Silver (2018)
League of Dragons (Temeraire Book 9) (2016)
His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire Book 1) (2006)
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Naomi Novik’s website
Pan Macmillan to publish new Novik novel, March 14, 2018
Excerpt from Novik’s next novel, Spinning Silver, The Verge, December 21, 2017
“A Writer-Engineer’s Historical Fiction Hack: Add Dragons,” NPR, February 27, 2016
Video: Novik: Talks at Google