Naomi Novik

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Naomi Novik
Image of Naomi Novik at a booksigning in Philadelphia, July 2008
Naomi Novik at a booksigning in Philadelphia, July 2008.
Born (1973-04-30) April 30, 1973 (age 47)
New York, US
OccupationNovelist, computer programmer
NationalityAmerican
GenreHistorical fantasy/Alternate history
SpouseCharles Ardai
ChildrenEvidence Novik Ardai
Website
www.naominovik.com

Naomi Novik (born April 30, 1973) is an American author of speculative fiction. Novik won both the Nebula Award for Best Novel and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award in 2016 for her novel Uprooted.[1][2] Her novel Spinning Silver won the American Library Association's Alex Award in 2019,[3] the 2019 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel,[4] and the 2019 Audie Award for Fantasy.[5] Spinning Silver was a 2019 Hugo Award for Best Novel Nominee, a 2018 finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Novel, and a 2019 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fantasy.[6] Other novels by Novik were nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2007, 2016, and 2019.[7]

Of her best-selling Temeraire fantasy series, the first book, His Majesty's Dragon, won the 2007 Compton Crook Award for best first novel in the science fiction and fantasy category.[8]

Early life[edit]

Novik grew up in Roslyn Heights on Long Island. She is a second-generation American; her father's family were Lithuanian Jews, and her mother's were Polish Catholics.[9] Displaying an interest in reading at a young age, she read The Lord of the Rings at age six, and developed a love for Jane Austen soon afterward.[10]

She studied English Literature at Brown University, and holds a master's degree in Computer Science from Columbia University. She participated in the design and development of the computer game Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide, until she discovered that she preferred writing to game design.[10]

Career[edit]

Novik's first novel, His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire in the UK), which commences the Temeraire series, is an alternate history of the Napoleonic Wars in a "Flintlock Fantasy" world in which dragons are abundant and are used in aerial combat. His Majesty's Dragon won the Compton Crook Award in 2007,[11] and was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel.

In September 2006, Peter Jackson optioned the Temeraire series,[12] but the rights have since reverted to Novik.[13] Novik's books are being released in audio book format. The first five were released by Books on Tape, beginning in 2007, and read by Simon Vance.[14] The sixth book was released by Tantor Audio in September 2010, also read by Vance.[15]

In September 2007, Novik was awarded the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer for best new science fiction writer of 2006. She also won the 2007 Compton Crook Award.[11]

In 2011 Novik wrote Will Supervillains Be on the Final?, a graphic novel about the next generation of high-flying costumed crusaders.

Novik has also written Uprooted, a 2015 novel "set in a fantasy world inspired by the Kingdom of Poland",[16] which won the Nebula Award for Best Novel[1], the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel,[17] and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award[2]. Spinning Silver, a 2018 novel, is set in a similar fantasy world.

Charity work[edit]

Novik is an emeritus member of the board of the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW), a non-profit organization which she helped found[18] dedicated to the advancement of fan-media including fan fiction, fan videos (vids), and real-person fiction. The OTW project began in 2007.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Novik is married to the entrepreneur and writer Charles Ardai. They live in Manhattan.[10] They have one child, Evidence Novik Ardai, who was born in 2010.[20]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Standalone novels[edit]

  • Uprooted (May 2015, ISBN 0-804-17903-4)
  • Spinning Silver (July 2018, ISBN 978-1509899012)
  • A Deadly Education (September 2020, ISBN 978-0593128480) [36]

Temeraire series[edit]

Year Title Notes
2006 Temeraire US title: His Majesty's Dragon
Throne of Jade
Black Powder War
2007 Empire of Ivory
2008 Victory of Eagles
2010 Tongues of Serpents
2012 Crucible of Gold
2013 Blood of Tyrants
2016 League of Dragons
Omnibus edition

Short stories[edit]

Reviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nebula Awards 2016 Winners". Locus. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  2. ^ a b "The Mythopoeic Society - Mythopoeic Awards 2016". Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  3. ^ "Spinning Silver | Awards & Grants". www.ala.org. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  4. ^ locusmag (2019-06-29). "2019 Locus Awards Winners". Locus Online. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  5. ^ "Spinning Silver". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  6. ^ Fictions, © 2019 Science; America, Fantasy Writers of; SFWA®, Inc; Fiction, Nebula Awards® are registered trademarks of Science; America, Fantasy Writers of; SFWA, Inc Opinions expressed on this web site are not necessarily those of. "Spinning Silver". The Nebula Awards®. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  7. ^ Official Hugo Awards 2007 website Archived 2011-05-07 at WebCite
  8. ^ Baltimore Science Fiction Society: Compton Crook Award Winners
  9. ^ Jackson, Frannie (July 10, 2018). "Naomi Novik Talks Spinning Silver, Her Rumpelstiltskin-Inspired Novel". Paste Magazine. Retrieved March 9, 2020. Uprooted is very much about my mother’s side of the family, who were Polish Catholics…Spinning Silver is about my father’s family, and they were Lithuanian Jews who had to escape persecution—not just from the Nazis, but from their own neighbors.
  10. ^ a b c Bosman, Julie (2006-10-11). "A New Writer Is Soaring on the Wings of a Dragon". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-19.
  11. ^ a b "Compton Crook Award Winners". Baltimore Science Fiction Society. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  12. ^ "Peter Jackson enters dragons' den". The Guardian. 12 September 2006.
  13. ^ https://www.reddit.com/r/YAwriters/comments/476y90/ama_naomi_novik_author_of_uprooted_the_temeraire/
  14. ^ "Books by Naomi Novik". Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2011-12-02.
  15. ^ "Tongues of Serpents".
  16. ^ Speakman, Shawn (13 August 2013). "New Release Interview: Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik". Suvudu.com. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  17. ^ "Locus Online News » 2016 Locus Awards Winners". www.locusmag.com. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  18. ^ https://archiveofourown.org/admin_posts/7935
  19. ^ "Homepage of the Organization for Transformative Works".
  20. ^ "Temeraire Fanart Contest Results!".
  21. ^ "Campbell Award". The Hugo Awards. 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  22. ^ "2007 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  23. ^ "Compton Crook Award Winners [V. 2018-13". www.bsfs.org. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  24. ^ "2017 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  25. ^ Fictions, © 2019 Science; America, Fantasy Writers of; SFWA®, Inc; Fiction, Nebula Awards® are registered trademarks of Science; America, Fantasy Writers of; SFWA, Inc Opinions expressed on this web site are not necessarily those of. "2015". The Nebula Awards®. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  26. ^ "Winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2016 | The British Fantasy Society". www.britishfantasysociety.org. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  27. ^ admin (2016-06-25). "2016 Locus Awards Winners". Locus Online. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  28. ^ "The Mythopoeic Society - Mythopoeic Awards 2016". www.mythsoc.org. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  29. ^ Says, Scryde ru (2015-12-29). "2016 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  30. ^ "Nominees | World Fantasy Convention". Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  31. ^ Fictions, © 2019 Science; America, Fantasy Writers of; SFWA®, Inc; Fiction, Nebula Awards® are registered trademarks of Science; America, Fantasy Writers of; SFWA, Inc Opinions expressed on this web site are not necessarily those of. "2018". The Nebula Awards®. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  32. ^ Cheryl (2019-04-02). "2019 Hugo Award & 1944 Retro Hugo Award Finalists". The Hugo Awards. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  33. ^ locusmag (2019-06-29). "2019 Locus Awards Winners". Locus Online. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  34. ^ "The Mythopoeic Society: 2019 Mythopoeic Awards finalists announced". www.mythsoc.org. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  35. ^ admin (2017-06-24). "2017 Locus Awards Winners". Locus Online. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  36. ^ https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/609361/a-deadly-education-by-naomi-novik/

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