Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Adopted from South Korea when she was 7 months, Kendare Blake was raised in the United States. She arrived with the following advice: “Feed her lots of chocolate.” Blake’s debut novel focused on four friends who came of age after 9/11. Her young adult horror novels have received wide acclaim, including “Anna Dressed in Blood” and “Girl of Nightmares,” which is about a teenage ghost hunter who falls in love with the dead girl he was supposed to murder. Her new series begins with “Antigoddess (Goddess War)” (Tor Teen). The novel combines ancient Greek mythology with contemporary American culture.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Kendare Blake