Elizabeth Kostova





Elizabeth Kostova


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in New London, Connecticut, The United States
December 26, 1964

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Elizabeth Z. Johnson Kostova was born Elizabeth Z. Johnson in New London, Connecticut and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee where she graduated from the Webb School of Knoxville. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, where she won the 2003 Hopwood Award for her Novel-in-Progress. She is married to a Bulgarian scholar.

Her first novel, The Historian, was published in 2005, and it has become a best-seller.

Kostova released her second novel The Swan Thieves on January 12, 2010.

Average rating: 3.73 · 216,487 ratings · 17,347 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
The Historian

3.75 avg rating — 189,123 ratings — published 2005 — 126 editions
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The Swan Thieves

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“It was good to walk into a library again; it smelled like home.”
Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

“When you handle books all day long, every new one is a friend and a temptation.”
Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

“You are a total stranger and you want to take my library book.”
Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

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