Elizabeth Kostova


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in New London, Connecticut, The United States
December 26, 1964

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Elizabeth Z. Johnson Kostova was born Elizabeth Z. Johnson in New London, Connecticut and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee where she graduated from the Webb School of Knoxville. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, where she won the 2003 Hopwood Award for her Novel-in-Progress. She is married to a Bulgarian scholar.

Her first novel, The Historian, was published in 2005, and it has become a best-seller.

Kostova released her second novel The Swan Thieves on January 12, 2010.

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The Historian

3.78 avg rating — 238,587 ratings — published 2005 — 144 editions
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The Swan Thieves

3.55 avg rating — 30,433 ratings — published 2010 — 66 editions
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The Shadow Land

3.71 avg rating — 11,321 ratings — published 2017 — 29 editions
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“It was good to walk into a library again; it smelled like home.”
Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

“When you handle books all day long, every new one is a friend and a temptation.”
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“You are a total stranger and you want to take my library book.”
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Our theme for the Spring retreat (March, April, May) is Epistolary novels. The top 2-3 novels with most votes will be our selections. It will depend on book length if we do 2 or 3 books. This poll will be open for one week - last day to vote is Monday, Feb. 6.

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  3 votes, 27.3%

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