K.J. Parker





K.J. Parker


Born
in The United Kingdom
September 13, 1961

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C.J. Cherryh


K.J. Parker is a pseudonym for Tom Holt. The author's true name was revealed on 21 April 2015.

According to the biographical notes in some of Parker's books, Parker has previously worked in law, journalism, and numismatics, and now writes and makes things out of wood and metal. It is also claimed that Parker is married to a solicitor and now lives in southern England. According to an autobiographical note, Parker was raised in rural Vermont, a lifestyle which influenced Parker's work.

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Devices and Desires (Engine...

3.69 avg rating — 3,058 ratings — published 2005 — 13 editions
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The Folding Knife

3.91 avg rating — 1,777 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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Evil for Evil (Engineer Tri...

3.87 avg rating — 1,727 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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The Escapement (Engineer Tr...

3.87 avg rating — 1,553 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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Colours in the Steel (Fence...

3.72 avg rating — 1,160 ratings — published 1998 — 15 editions
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Sharps

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The Company

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Shadow (Scavenger, #1)

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The Hammer

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The Belly of the Bow (Fence...

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“The easiest way to do anything is properly.”
K.J. Parker

“He turned away, and suddenly she thought about the old children's story, where the stupid girl opens the box that God gave her, and all the evils of the world fly out, except Hope, which stays at the bottom; and she wondered what Hope was doing in there in the first place, in with all the bad things. Then the answer came to her, and she wondered how she could've been so stupid. Hope was in there because it was evil too, probably the worst of them all, so heavy with malice and pain that it couldn't drag itself out of the opened box.”
K.J. Parker, Sharps

“Secretly, deep down, everybody on Earth believes they can write poetry, apart from the members of the Poets' Guild, who know they can't.”
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