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Shadow of Night

J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice-only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has with her New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy. A Discovery of Witches introduces reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782. Picking up from A Discovery of Witches cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthews old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthews past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different-and vastly more dangerous-journey. The Book of Life, the much-anticipated conclusion to the All Souls trilogy, will be published by Viking in July 2014.

Издательство: "Penguin Books Ltd." (2013)

Формат: 140x215, 592 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-14-312362-0

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Deborah Harkness

Deborah Harkness (born 1965) is an American scholar, novelist and wine enthusiast. She is a well-regarded historian of science and medicine, specializing in the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries.[1] Harkness has published two works of history, John Dee's Conversations with Angels: Cabala, Alchemy and the End of Nature (1999) and The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution (2007).[2] Her recent novel A Discovery of Witches, a tale of magic, science and history, has become a bestseller[3] and was named to Amazon's Best Books of February 2011 List.[4] She is also the author of the award-winning wine blog, Good Wine Under $20.[5]

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Biography

Born in 1965, Harkness grew up near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of an American-born father and a British-born mother.[6] She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (B.A., 1986), Northwestern University (M.A., 1990) and the University of California at Davis (Ph.D., 1994).[7]

She lives in Southern California.[8]

Work

Deborah Harkness is a professor of history at the University of Southern California.[9]

In 2011, she published her first work of fiction, A Discovery of Witches, which debuted at No. 2 on the New York Times bestseller hardcover fiction list,[10] and has been sold in at least 34 countries.[11]

The first of a trilogy, A Discovery of Witches was called "a sophisticated fairy tale for adults" by the San Antonio Express News.[12] It tells the story of an unwilling, modern-day witch who inadvertently calls up an ancient enchanted manuscript at Oxford University's Bodleian Library[13] thereby attracting the unwelcome notice of a host of magical creatures who live among humans, including other witches, daemons, and a 1,500 year-old French vampire.[14]

Some elements of this novel sprang directly from Harkness' own life: she has spent many hours engaged in research in the Bodleian Library's Reading Room, and in the course of her own research, Harkness discovered an ancient—and long-lost—book of spells, the Book of Soyga.[15]

Bibliography

Novel

A Discovery of Witches (2011)

Books

The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution (2007)

John Dee's Conversations with Angels: Cabala, Alchemy, and the End of Nature (1999)

Awards

Harkness' faculty profile on the University of Southern California's website lists the following honors and awards:

Highly Commended, Longman-History Today Awards Book Prize, Spring 2009

Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, Pfizer Award for Best Book in the History of Science, History of Science Society, Fall 2008

Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, John Best Snow Prize for Best Book in British Studies, North American Conference on British Studies, Fall 2008

Prize for Best Book, Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Spring 2008

Huntington Library Research Fellowship Recipient, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, 2006–2007

Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient, John S. Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 2004–2005

Residency at the National Humanities Center, National Humanities Center, John E. Sawyer Fellow, 2004–2005

NIH/NSF Career Development Award, National Science Foundation Senior Scholar's Award, 2001–2002

Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, Derek Price Award for Best Article, History of Science Society, 1998

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship Recipient, ACLS Fellowship, 1997–1998

Huntington Library Research Fellowship Recipient, NEH Fellowship, Huntington Library, 1997–1998

Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, Nelson Prize for Best Article, Renaissance Society of America, 1997

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, 1989–1993

Fulbright Award, Fulbright Fellowship to the United Kingdom, 1991–1992

References

Bennett, Steve. "A potent spell cast: Debut novel about witches, vampires thoroughly engaging," San Antonio Express News, February 12, 2011

Gressit, Kit-Bacon. "SoCal scholar bounds into the supernatural," North County Times, February 20, 2011

Hernandez-Vogt, Persephone. "Discovery of a writer: alum pens a preternatural tale," The Mount Holyoke News, February 24, 2011

Kindle: Best Books of February 2011, amazon.com, Feb. 2011. Retrieved 6/10/2011

McGee, Celia. "Bewitched, Bothered and Bedeviled," O, The Oprah Magazine, February 2011

Pelligrino, Nicky. "Deborah Harkness: Once bitten . . . ," New Zealand Herald, April 11, 2011

Schulessler, Jennifer. "Inside the List," The New York Times, Feb. 25, 2011

Timberg, Scott. "Deborah Harkness' 'A Discovery of Witches' started with airport bookstores," Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2011

University of Southern California, Faculty Profile, "Deborah Harkness"

External links

Official Deborah Harkness website

Deborah Harkness Faculty Profile, University of Southern California

Источник: Deborah Harkness

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