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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 the winner of the Prix Aurora Award, the Copper Cylinder Award, and the Sunburst Award; an OLA Best Bets Selection; and shortlisted for the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Award and the Cybils.

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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)
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 year…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)
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Event: Draft Reading Series

Midwinter reading!

I’ll be appearing (briefly!) alongside featured readers D.A. LockhartDerek Mascarenhas, Aparna Kaji Shah and a whole stack of reading series alumni and friends-of this February 23 at Draft Reading Series, which is Toronto’s only reading series devoted to works-in-progress.





It’s a huge lineup, and a fun peek at the fiction factory in motion. Free admissions here, event kicks off

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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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