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Stefan Bachmann was born in Colorado and spent of most of his childhood in Switzerland, where he graduated from the Zürich University of Arts with degrees in musical composition and theory. He's lived in Tokyo, Prague, and Berlin, and now divides his time between Zürich and a small town on the Dutch border.

He's the author of several books for young readers, including his debut, THE PECULIAR, which was an international bestseller, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and was translated into eight languages. His latest book, CINDERS AND SPARROWS is a Bank Street Best Book of the Year and a Golden Dome Award finalist. His other books have been named a VOYA Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, a New York Times Editor's Choice, a
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Stefan Bachmann Hi! The publishing process was pretty normal for me. I sent out queries to literary agents, got some rejections, despaired, rewrote a bunch, sent more…moreHi! The publishing process was pretty normal for me. I sent out queries to literary agents, got some rejections, despaired, rewrote a bunch, sent more queries, got an agent, awesome agent sold the book... I wish I had insightful tips to give, but a) I have no clue and b) really all one can do is go slightly crazy and work hard and read everything and not give up until one has a book interesting/weird enough that people will pay money for it. Also, maybe don't think of yourself as a young writer. Just as a writer. The work you have to do is the same. I don't know if that's remotely helpful, but good luck! :) You can do eeeeeet.(less)
Stefan Bachmann Hi Caleb! I grew up in a house with loooooots of books, and some of those books were amazing, and I'm pretty sure if you read enough great, resonant b…moreHi Caleb! I grew up in a house with loooooots of books, and some of those books were amazing, and I'm pretty sure if you read enough great, resonant books it will make you want to write some yourself. Good books have that effect. I don't think it has anything to do with age. :)(less)
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Friends! DIE LETZTEN HEXEN VON BLACKBIRD CASTLE will be out in German-speaking lands on April 26th, 2023. And there will be readings! I will be doing a special preliminary reading very, very soon at the Cologne literature festival, a full month before the book comes out. Also, the Solothurner Literaturtage, a lovely book festival in Switzerland that I read at back in 2014, just announced their da

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“Arthur Jelliby was a very nice young man, which was perhaps the reason why he had never made much of a politician.”
Stefan Bachmann, The Peculiar

“It was called the Smiling War because it left so many skulls, white and grinning, in the fields.”
Stefan Bachmann, The Peculiar

“Once people see you cry, it's like they own part of you. It's like you ripped a hole in yourself, and they saw through whatever armor you had on, got a good long view of all the screaming alien goop underneath.”
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“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
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“People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.”
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“Stories make sense when so much around us is senseless, and perhaps what makes them most comforting is that while life goes on and pain goes on, stories do us the favor of ending.”
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Success in Circuit lies
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Stefan Bachmann Nour wrote: "Thanks for the add. I'm really enjoying your book and I love your writing style."

Woo! Glad you're liking it, and thanks for reading! :D


Stefan Bachmann Sarah wrote: "Thanks for the book-release cheer! I'm, like, half psyched and half blase about it."

Haha! Blase. Your book! Is going to be! On shelves! In stores! And people WILL READ IT! You should be jumping up and down and congratulating yourself and eating cake. Or something. xD


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