April Genevieve Tucholke

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April Genevieve Tucholke
Tucholke at the 2018 Texas Teen Book Festival
Tucholke at the 2018 Texas Teen Book Festival
GenreYoung adult and Gothic and Mystery and Fantasy
Notable works
Notable awardsYALSA Top 10 Teens Choice, Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2018

April Genevieve Tucholke is an American young adult author based in the Pacific Northwest. She is best known for the Gothic horror novel Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and its sequel Between the Spark and the Burn, as well as a dark young adult mystery novel Wink Poppy Midnight, all published by Penguin Books.

Her most recent novel, The Boneless Mercies, a gender-bent retelling of Beowulf, was published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in October, 2018.

Her books have been published in fifteen languages and received eight starred reviews from trade review journals.


Tucholke grew up on a farm in the Midwest and has since lived in a variety of places, including Colorado, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Scotland. She currently lives in Bend, Oregon.[1]

Tucholke is represented by Joanna Volpe of New Leaf Literary, who offered representation within 24 hours of receiving the manuscript for Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.[2] The book sold to Penguin's imprint Dial, who purchased the book in a preemptive deal.

Tucholke created the anthology Slasher Girls & Monster Boys (Penguin, 2015), and her third novel Wink Poppy Midnight was published by Penguin Books in 2016. She contributed to Because You Love to Hate Me, an anthology of short stories written by 13 YA authors who were paired with 13 BookTubers published in July 2017.[3]





Book awards[edit]

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea[edit]

  • 2014 YALSA Teens Top Ten award selection
  • 2014 Kentucky Blue Grass Award nominee
  • 2014 Westchester Fiction Award, Honorable Mention

Wink Poppy Midnight[edit]

  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • YALSA Top Ten Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
  • A Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Spring 2016 Kids’ Indie Next List
  • Amazon Editors' Best Books of the month, March 2016
  • Teen Vogue’s Best New YA Books of 2016
  • PureWow's Best of Spring
  • Popcrush's 10 best Young Adult Books of 2016
  • Mashable's best young adult books of 2016

The Boneless Mercies[edit]


  1. ^ "April Genevieve Tucholke's website". Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "Query Series: April Tucholke and Joanna Volpe". YA Highway. May 24, 2013. Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  3. ^ Shannon Maughan (April 28, 2016). "Bloomsbury Anthology Pairs YA Authors and Booktubers". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  4. ^ https://best-books.publishersweekly.com/pw/best-books/2018/young-adult#book/book-2

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