Sarah Rees Brennan
|Sarah Rees Brennan|
21 September 1983 |
Sarah Rees Brennan (born 21 September 1983) 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. 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, before moving to Dublin where she currently lives.
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)
- Team Human, co-authored with Justine Larbalestier, July 2012
- The Bane Chronicles, co-authored with Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson
- Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, co-authored with Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman
- "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
The Demon's Lexicon
- A 2010 ALA Top Ten Best Book
- Long-listed for the Carnegie medal
- Top Ten Best British YA Fantasy
- A 2009 Cybils Finalist
- A finalist for the Leeds Book Award
- Received three starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Bulletin[clarification needed] and School Library Journal.
- Sarah Rees Brennan's livejournal profile
- Sarah's magic touch lands the writer a three-book deal
- Sarah Rees Brennan
- [Back of first novel, Interview with Sarah Rees Brennan, author of The Demon's Lexicon][full citation needed]
- "2009 Cybils". Children's And Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards. Retrieved 2010-07-31.