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Emily Holleman

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Emily Holleman is a Brooklyn-based writer. After a two-year editing stint at Salon.com where she had to worry a lot about politics, celebrities and memes, she returned to her true passion: fiction. She’s currently working on a set of historical novels that reimagines the saga of Cleopatra from the perspective of her younger sister, Arsinoe. The first of these, Cleopatra’s Shadows, will be published by Little, Brown in October 2015.

Like Arsinoe, Emily is also a younger sister.

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Emily Holleman We don't have a set pub date yet -- possibly sometime ~2019? (Hope you enjoyed the first two!)
Emily Holleman It's planned as a series of four, Carly!
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Thanks so much, Morwenna! That's so lovely to hear -- I hope The Drowning King reaches you soon! I'm taking a break from the Ptolemies for a moment, and working on what (I think) will be a one-off novel (very different world -- dystopian future).... See Full Answer
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"Fantastic novel. Holleman is a master storyteller, unveiling the family drama with perfect pacing while delightfully weaving in the historical details with skill and precision. I highly recommend it and can't wait to read the next installment. "
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“I don't think that being unafraid is the same as being brave. I think bravery is when you go on even though you are frightened. -Alexander tells Arsinoe”
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“I don't think that being unafraid is the same as being brave. I think bravery is when you go even though you are frightened."- Alexander tells Arsinoe








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