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Megan Whalen Turner

  Megan Whalen Turner (born 1965) is an American author of fantasy fiction for young adults. She received her BA with honors in English language and literature from the University of Chicago in 1987. She has published three novels and one collection of short stories. Her second book, The Thief, was a Newbery Honor book. Her three latest books are a trilogy so far, with more expected. She was the author of the short story, "The Baby in the Night Deposit Box," published in a collection of short stories called Firebirds, edited by Sharyn November; that story was selected for The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. She has also written two uncollected short stories, "Thief!" and "Eddis," which are set in the world of The Thief and its sequels.

  Her husband is the cognitive scientist Mark Turner. They have three sons.


Megan Whalen Turner


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