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Building Worlds with Rebecca Roanhorse, Leigh Bardugo, and Daniel José Older

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Tuesday, 7:30 pm EDT October 20, 2020

The Pre-Columbian Americas offered speculative fiction writer Rebecca Roanhorse ample material to construct a captivating world in Black Sun (Saga Press), the first book in her Black and Sun Trilogy. The highly-praised novel is “a lush tale about the intertwined fates of a man born to be the vessel of a god, a seafaring outcast, and a powerful priest” (Publisher’s Weekly).

Roanhorse will discuss world-building with fantasy author Leigh Bardugo whose first adult novel, Ninth House (new in paperback from Flatiron Books), is also a masterfully built story about power, privilege, dark magic, and murder among the Ivy League elite. Daniel José Older will moderate the event.

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In Conversation

  • Rebecca Roanhorse Photo (Stephen Land Photography)

    Rebecca Roanhorse

    Rebecca Roanhorse

    Rebecca Roanhorse is the New York Times bestselling author of Trail of Lightning, Storm of Locusts, Star Wars: Resistance Reborn, and Race to the Sun. She has won the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards for her fiction, and was the recipient of the 2018 Astounding Award for Best New Writer. Her forthcoming book, Black Sun, is out in October. She lives in New Mexico with her family.

    Photo courtesy of Stephen Land Photography.

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    Leigh Bardugo

    Leigh Bardugo

    Leigh Bardugo is the New York Times bestselling author of Ninth House and the creator of the Grishaverse (coming soon to Netflix) which spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, The Language of Thorns, and the King of Scars duology. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Leigh grew up in Southern California and graduated from Yale University. These days she lives and writes in Los Angeles.

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    Daniel José Older

    Daniel José Older

    Daniel José Older is the New York Times bestselling author of the Middle Grade historical fantasy series Dactyl Hill Squad, The Book of Lost Saints, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, Star Wars: Last Shot, and the award winning Young Adult series the Shadowshaper Cypher, which won the International Latino Book Award and was shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature, the Andre Norton Award, the Locus, the Mythopoeic Award, and named one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read. He is a lead story architect on the Star Wars cross platform initiative The High Republic. He co-wrote the upcoming graphic novel Death’s Day and writes the monthly IDW comic book series The High Republic Adventures. You can find more info and read about his decade long career as an NYC paramedic at