Patrick Rothfuss had the good fortune to be born in Wisconsin in 1973, where the long winters and lack of cable television encouraged a love of reading and writing. After abandoning his chosen field of chemical engineering, Pat became an itinerant student, wandering through clinical psychology, philosophy, medieval history, theater, and sociology. Nine years later, Pat was forced by university policy to finally complete his undergraduate degree in English. When not reading and writing, he teaches fencing and dabbles with alchemy in his basement.
Welcome back Gollancz Blog readers! Did you enjoy our slay-tacular first read? Today we’re adding two fiercely festive reads to our bundle. But, that’s not all! Because this is the season of giving, we’ll be giving you a chance to win copies of our books of the day on twitter as well! Visit @Gollancz for details of the daily giveaway; today on the blog we have signed copies of The Name of the Wind and The … More
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We’ve taken a different tack with our Friday Reads this week, and instead of telling you what we’ve been reading, we thought you might like to know what you could read for a super bargain price. This month, Gollancz have some brilliant Kindle deals which we thought only fair to let you know about. All of the deals run until 5th December 2013 through your favourite online retailers.
Horror-meister Joe Hill’s most recent outing, NOS4R2, got … More
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Last night we hosted a magnificent signing at Forbidden Planet London with our bestselling and very cuddly authors Patrick Rothfuss and Scott Lynch. We knew it was going to be big, but we didn’t know how big…
We arrived at around 5.15 to sign some preorders and meet with the staff. It should have been a sign of how many people wanted to come that there was already a queue of forty or so, but we weren’t prepared for what … More
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Gollancz are running some exciting events this autumn, so we thought it only fair to share a round-up with you. Lots of chances to meet some of your favourite authors and get one (or many) books signed – don’t miss out!
Brighton, Thursday 31st October
Pat will be signing books and offering an opportunity to ask him a question you’ve been dying to know the answer to at Waterstones Brighton on 31st October, 12:30pm. You can find out more … More
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Some fantastic news for the day! The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss have been optioned for a TV adaptation by New Regency Productions and 20th Century Fox Television. Eric Heisserer (of Hours and The Thing) will be adapting the series and will also work as an executive producer alongside Arnon Milchan, Andrew Plotkin, Brad Weston and Robert Lawrence.
The series will follow the Sunday Times bestselling novels The Name of the Wind, The Wise … More
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