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writer
Deborah Harkness
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SKILLS
Writing, Fiction writing
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, History, Lifestyle
MOST RECENT PROJECTS
A Discovery of Witches (Viking, 2011): Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana herself wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries—and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

A Discovery of Witches follows Diana’s efforts to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and her unlikely alliance with geneticist Matthew Clairmont, an ages-old vampire who has his own reasons to be interested in her discovery.

BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution (Yale, 2007).

Winner of the 2008 John Ben Snow Foundation Prize for the best book published in any discipline of British Studies covering the period from 1400-1800; the Pfizer Prize for Best Book in the History of Science from 2005-2007, presented by the History of Science Society;Highly commended for the 2008 Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award.

John Dee's Conversations with Angels: Cabala, Alchemy and the End of Nature (Cambridge, 1999)

AGENT
Sam Stoloff
Frances Goldin Literary Agency
212-777-0047
ss@goldinlit.com
www.goldinlit.com/
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