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Sarah Brennan

Young-adult fantasy

21st century



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21 September 1983 (age 40) Ireland (

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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.


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Brennan was born in Ireland.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.

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

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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.


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Demon's Lexicon trilogy
  • The Demon's Lexicon, June 2009
  • The Demon's Covenant, May 2010
  • The Demon's Surrender, June 2011
  • 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)
  • Other
  • 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
  • Short fiction

  • "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
  • Awards

    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 and School Library Journal.
  • References

    Sarah Rees Brennan Wikipedia

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