Katherine Arden

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Katherine Arden
Arden at the 2018 Phoenix Comic Fest
Arden at the 2018 Phoenix Comic Fest
BornKatherine Arden Burdine[1]
Austin, Texas, U.S.
EducationMiddlebury College (2011)
Notable worksWinternight trilogy
Notable awardsVermont Golden Dome Book Award (2020)

Katherine Arden Burdine (born 1987) is an American author known primarily for her Winternight trilogy of fantasy novels set in medieval Russia.[2] She has been nominated for the Hugo and Locus Awards. The first novel of the Winternight trilogy, The Bear and the Nightingale, was published in 2017, followed by The Girl in the Tower in 2018 and The Winter of the Witch in 2019. Arden has also written a series of horror novels for middle grade children, which includes Small Spaces in 2018, Dead Voices in 2019, Dark Waters in 2021, and Empty Smiles in 2022. Small Spaces won the Vermont Golden Dome Book Award in 2020.


Arden was born in Austin, Texas, and currently resides in Vermont. She spent a year in Moscow after high school before returning to Vermont.[3] She attended Middlebury College, graduating with a degree in Russian and French in 2011.[1]

Arden's writing is influenced by J.R.R Tolkien, Mary Renault, Naomi Novik, Patrick O'Brien, Dorothy Dunnett, Diana Gabaldon, and Robin McKinley.[4][5]


Winternight trilogy[edit]

Small Spaces series[edit]

  • Small Spaces (2018)[6]
  • Dead Voices (2019)[7]
  • Dark Waters (2021)[8]
  • Empty Smiles (2022)[9]

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kahrs, Lee J. (January 9, 2017). "Brandon author signs three-book deal with major publisher". Addison County Independent. Archived from the original on May 6, 2018. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "Hardcover Fiction Books - Best Sellers - Books - Jan. 27, 2019 - The New York Times". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  3. ^ Speakman, Shawn (January 16, 2017). "Katherine Arden Debuts A Different Kind Of Coming Winter". Unbound Worlds. Archived from the original on January 26, 2017.
  4. ^ Tufnell, Nicholas (January 24, 2018). "Katherine Arden: It's a great time for female fantasy writers". CNET.
  5. ^ "Katherine Arden". Goodreads. Retrieved May 28, 2021.
  6. ^ "Small Spaces by Katherine Arden". Penguin Random House. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  7. ^ "Dead Voices by Katherine Arden". Penguin Random House. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  8. ^ "Dark Waters by Katherine Arden". Penguin Random House. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  9. ^ "Empty Smiles by Katherine Arden". Penguin Random House. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
  10. ^ a b "Katherine Arden Awards". Science Fiction Awards Database. Locus Science Fiction Foundation. Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  11. ^ "2018 Locus Awards Winners". Locus Online. June 23, 2018. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  12. ^ "Vermont Book Award Finalists & Winners". Vermont College of Fine Arts. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  13. ^ "2020 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. April 7, 2020. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  14. ^ "Winners of the Vermont Golden Dome Book Award (formerly the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award)" (PDF). Vermont Department of Libraries. Retrieved November 11, 2021.

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