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Leah Bobet

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I drink tea, wear feathers in my hair, and plant gardens in back alleys.

My first novel, Above, was shortlisted for both the Andre Norton Award and the Prix Aurora Award, and my second, An Inheritance of Ashes, was released this Fall.

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Leah Bobet The first piece was a book called Exile & Pride, by Eli Clare, that was assigned reading for an undergrad philosophy course I was taking in third…moreThe first piece was a book called Exile & Pride, by Eli Clare, that was assigned reading for an undergrad philosophy course I was taking in third year. There's an image there, of the author standing under bright lights to have his disability diagnosed, feeling inspected and objectified and in pain, that struck me right between the eyes. I might have sat back in my chair, it communicated so hard.

That stuck to a few other things: A song lyric here, a question about how people could -really- build a secret underground society and still eat, Matthew's narrative voice. There are about sixty things that are the start of that book, but that image of someone feeling small and destroyed was the one that got me to the keyboard.(less)
Leah Bobet I like 'em. :)

Okay, in a little more detail: A lot of the fun in writing a novel for me is building the world, meeting the characters, and seeing how…more
I like 'em. :)

Okay, in a little more detail: A lot of the fun in writing a novel for me is building the world, meeting the characters, and seeing how they spark and bounce off each other. With stand-alones, I get to make a new world every book, and that's pretty great.

Which is not to say that if I kick up an idea that's naturally two or three books long, I'll ignore it. But I've yet to fall in love with a story that took more than one book to tell.(less)
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Toronto’s literary SFF convention, Ad Astra, is coming up this weekend, and I’ve got my programming schedule in hand. If you’re hitting the convention, here’s where I’ll be!


Friday, April 29


8:00 pm The Medium is the Message: Plays, Screenplays, Novels, and Other Media — Newmarket

Jen Frankel, Leah Bobet


As a writer, you may have considered writing that novel. But what about that screenplay? That...

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date: March 17, 2016 05:00PM
location: Toronto Public Library Cedarbrae Branch, 545 Markham Road, Toronto, Canada
description: How do you notice absolutely everything--and write real or fantasy worlds you can practically touch, taste, or smell? This two-hour workshop with YA fantasy author Leah Bobet will show you how to make your worlds and characters feel absolutely real, whether you're a writer, gamer, artist, singer, or someone who likes to tell their friends a good joke.

Bring a pen, a notebook, and your eyes and ears!

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Young Man with Camera by Emil Sher
Young Man with Camera
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Good lord, this book. Harrowing, gorgeous, and grim, Young Man With Camera pulls you slowly into T---'s life and neighbourhood like you're sliding below water, and says some hard and subtle things about justice and victories, image, plausibility; wha ...more
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The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
The Scorpion Rules (Prisoners of Peace, #1)
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Good lord, this book. It is full of so much fear and love and smarts and compassion, and it is magnificent.
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“I'd be your sky.”
Leah Bobet, Above

“Healing's not always natural, she says. Healing's not always the way a body wants to go. Sometimes the body wants to run. Sometimes it can't think of anything but what might stop the pain. And though stopping the pain's important if you want a body healing, it isn't the whole. Sometimes that just keeps you broke.”
Leah Bobet, Above

“Because even if we're strange and Cursed and Beasts, the people Above are monsters.”
Leah Bobet, Above
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Fabi Emi Hey Leah
Thanks for the add =]


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