Megan Whalen Turner

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Megan Whalen Turner (born 1965) is an American writer of fantasy fiction for young adults. She received her BA with honors in English language and literature from the University of Chicago in 1987.[1] She is best known for her series of young adult novels primarily revolving around a character named Eugenides. Turner has no name for the series herself, but fans have coined it The Queen's Thief. The first book in the series, The Thief, won a Newbery Honor award.[2] The second, third, and fourth books in the series are The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, and A Conspiracy of Kings.[3] The latest book in the series is Thick as Thieves.[4] Turner has also published a collection of short stories, Instead of Three Wishes. Additional work includes the short story, "The Baby in the Night Deposit Box," published in a collection called Firebirds, edited by Sharyn November. "The Baby in the Night Deposit Box" was selected for The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. She has also written three uncollected short stories, Thief!, “Destruction,” and "Eddis," which are set in the world of The Queen's Thief.[5]

Her husband is the cognitive scientist Mark Turner.


The Queen's Thief[edit]


  1. ^ "Megan Whalen Turner - About". Archived from the original on 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)". Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  3. ^ "Megan Whalen Turner - Novels". Retrieved 2014-08-03. 
  4. ^ "Megan Whalen Turner - A Conspiracy of Kings". Retrieved 2017-08-03. 
  5. ^ "Megan Whalen Turner - Short Stories". Archived from the original on 2014-04-05. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 

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