Sarah Rees Brennan

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Sarah Rees Brennan
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Born (1983-09-21) 21 September 1983 (age 35)
Period21st century
GenreYoung adult fantasy

Sarah Rees Brennan (born 21 September 1983)[1] is an Irish writer best known for young adult fantasy fiction. Her first novel, The Demon's Lexicon, was released June 2009 by Simon & Schuster.[2] Brennan's books are bestsellers in the UK.


Brennan was born in Ireland.[clarification needed]She lived in New York after college. She obtained a Creative Writing MA and worked as a librarian in Surrey, England,[3] before moving to Dublin where she currently lives.

Brennan has been writing since the age of five.[4] She has a blog on Livejournal which has over 5000 subscribers.[2]

She wrote her first novel, The Demon's Lexicon, while studying for her Creative Writing MA. The publishing house Simon & Schuster obtained a three-book contract deal with her which involved an undisclosed six-figure sum. The series is YA fantasy, focusing on two brothers, Nick and Alan Ryves, and is set in the urban landscape - London and Exeter - of contemporary England.


Demon's Lexicon trilogy
Lynburn Legacy
  • Unspoken, June 2012 (Book 1)
  • Untold, August 2013 (Book 2)
  • Unmade, 2014 (Book 3)
  • "The Spring Before I Met You" (Book 0)
  • "The Summer Before I Met You" (Book 0.5)
  • "The Night After I Lost You" (Book 1.5)

Short fiction[edit]

  • "Undead Is Very Hot Right Now" in The Eternal Kiss, ed. Trisha Telep
  • "The Spy Who Never Grew Up" in Kiss Me Deadly, ed. Trisha Telep
  • "Queen of Atlantis" in Subterranean Press Magazine: Summer 2011, ed. Gwenda Bond
  • "Lets Get This Undead Show on the Road" in Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions, ed. Melissa Marr
  • "Faint Heart" in After, ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
  • "Treasure and Maidens" in Scheherazade's Facade, ed. Michael M. Jones
  • "I Gave You My Love by the Light of The Moon" in Defy the Dark, ed. Saundra Mitchell
  • "Beauty and the Chad" in Grim, ed. Christine Johnson
  • "Wings in the Morning" in 'Monstrous Affections', ed. Kelly Link


The Demon's Lexicon


  1. ^ Sarah Rees Brennan's livejournal profile
  2. ^ a b Sarah's magic touch lands the writer a three-book deal
  3. ^ Sarah Rees Brennan
  4. ^ [Back of first novel, Interview with Sarah Rees Brennan, author of The Demon's Lexicon][full citation needed]
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-01-17. Retrieved 2010-11-02.
  6. ^ "2009 Cybils". Children's And Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards. Retrieved 2010-07-31.

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