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Lev Grossman

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My novel The Magicians was a New York Times bestseller. So was the sequel, The Magician King. The third book in the trilogy, The Magician's Land, will be published in August 2014.

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Lev Grossman Such a good question. Not Fillory. Definitely not Westeros or Newhon or even Hogwarts. I think in the end there's nowhere better than Narnia. It would…moreSuch a good question. Not Fillory. Definitely not Westeros or Newhon or even Hogwarts. I think in the end there's nowhere better than Narnia. It would have to be during one of the good periods though, i.e. not when it was being ruled by the White Witch or invaded by Telmarines. (less)
Lev Grossman More Magicians-like. Writing about magic is how I really found my voice. It's hard to imagine going back across that particular Rubicon.
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This is Steve Morris's amazing cover for the Magicians graphic novel, out next yearThis is Steve Morris’s amazing cover for the Magicians graphic novel, out next year



I write slowly, and these days I mostly write long, basically because I suck at short stories and because I’ve (mostly, temporarily) stepped back from journalism. As a result it’s totally possible for me to do an entire year of really intense work and come to the end of it having published practically nothing. 2...

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"I think everybody feels a bit out of place in life—like they've been slightly miscast or incorrectly routed. We're wired to expect the world to be brighter and more meaningful and more obviously interesting than it actually is. And when we realize that it isn't, we start looking around for the real world." ...More

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“If there's a single lesson that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so.”
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“I got my heart's desire, and there my troubles began.”
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“[F]or just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there's nothing else. It's here, and you'd better decide to enjoy it or you're going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.”
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Sully Tarnish Hi Lev,

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message 3: by Peter

Peter I just recommended The Magicians to another library patron. You're welcome!


message 2: by Peter

Peter We just received a copy of The Magician King here at my library and I'm the first on the list to read it on the release date! Can't wait!


message 1: by Alara

Alara Hi! I'm looking forward to your book, The Magician King. :)


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