Jacqueline Carey

November 7, 2003

Jacqueline Carey
Jacqueline Carey is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel's Legacy trilogy of historical fantasy novels and The Sundering epic fantasy duology. Carey’s debut novel, Kushiel’s Dart, won the 2001 Locus Award for Best First Novel; the 2001 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, Best Fantasy Novel; Barnes & Noble Top Ten Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2001; and Amazon.com Editors Top Ten Fantasy of 2001. The book’s sequel, Kushiel’s Chosen, won Borders Top Ten Fantasy of 2002 Award. The last of the trilogy, Kushiel’s Avatar, was awarded Amazon.com Editors Top Ten Fantasy of 2003. Her previous publications include short fiction, essays, and the non-fiction book, Angels: Celestial Spirits in Art & Legend.
An avid reader, Carey began writing fiction as a hobby in high school. After receiving B.A. degrees in psychology and English literature from Lake Forest College, she took part in a work exchange program and spent six months working in a bookstore in London. While living abroad, the desire to write professionally emerged as a driving passion. Upon returning, she embarked in earnest on a writing career, which came to fruition a decade later. During this time she worked at the art center of an area college, gaining a strong background in the visual arts. She currently lives in west Michigan.

"The promise of Kushiel's Dart, the first volume of Carey's immense trilogy set in a skewed Renaissance world, is more than realized in this splendid conclusion…Effortlessly rich in adventurous incident, with a huge cast of well-defined characters, this poignant and robust story will appeal to both fantasy lovers and fans of erotic romance." -Peter Cannon, in a Publisher’s Weekly review of Kushiel’s Avatar

For more information on Jacqueline Carey, please visit her website: http://www.jacquelinecarey.com/

To view Special Collections' holdings of Carey's work, please click here.

To hear Carey read from her own work, please visit the Vincent Voice Library, here.

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