Elizabeth Kostova


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

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Elizabeth 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 and has taken his family name.

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

In May 2007, the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation was created. The Foundation helps support Bulgarian creative writing, the translation of contemporary Bulgarian literature into English, and friendship between Bulgarian authors and American and British
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December 2018 Runners-Up General Poll

The books that make up this poll are the Runners-Up (second place*) from the 2018 Subgenre Polls.

*Exceptions as follows:
- The January/February selection is the 4th place runner-up since at the time the top three books were read as Group Reads.
- The April selection is the 5th place runner-up since the top three books were read as Group Reads in August and the 4th place runner-up was the winner of the July Subgenre Poll.
- The September selection is the 4th place runner-up since the third place runner-up was also the third place runner-up in November and being used as the November selection.
- The October selection is the 4th place runner-up as we selected the top three books to read with no Subgenre selection.

We ask that you only vote if you are planning on participating in our discussion should your choice win.

Which Crime, Mystery, or Thriller book would you like to read in December?

Dead Simple (Roy Grace, #1) (November) by Peter James
 
  9 votes, 17.3%

 
  8 votes, 15.4%

A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Alleyn, #1) (June) by Ngaio Marsh
 
  7 votes, 13.5%

The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1) (August) by Laurie R. King
 
  7 votes, 13.5%

 
  6 votes, 11.5%

Night School (Roy Grace #1) (November) by Lee Child
 
  5 votes, 9.6%

 
  4 votes, 7.7%

 
  4 votes, 7.7%

The Third Victim (Quincy & Rainie, #2) (May) by Lisa Gardner
 
  2 votes, 3.8%

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