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National Book Festival

Best-selling author Holly Black is the writer of such fantasy novels as “Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale” and “Valiant.” She is also famous for “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” on which she collaborated with artist Tony DiTerlizzi. The “Chronicles” were made into a film in 2008. The New York Post called the five books in the series “vintage Victorian fantasy.” Black’s new novel is “The Coldest Girl in Coldtown” (Little, Brown/Hachette). It received a starred review in Kirkus, which called it “dark and dangerous, bloody and brilliant.”

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Holly Black

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