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Kristin Cashore


Kristin Cashore (born 1976) is an American young adult and fantasy writer.

Cashore grew up in the Pennsylvania countryside, the second of four daughters. She has a bachelor's degree from Williams College. She received her master's degree in Children's Literature from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College in 2003. She has worked as a dog runner, a packer in a candy factory, an editorial assistant, a legal assistant, and a freelance writer. She writes her novels by hand.

Her debut novel, Graceling, was published in October 2008. The book has been nominated for the Andre Norton and William C. Morris awards.

Her second book, Fire, was released in October 2009, and is described as being a 'prequel-ish companion book' to Graceling. Fire received the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award.

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