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Elizabeth Kostova is the New York Times bestselling author of The Historian, which sold over three million copies, and The Swan Thieves. She graduated from Yale and holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won the Hopwood Award for the Novel-in-Progress. Kostova won the 2006 Book Sense Award for Best Adult Fiction and the 2005 Quill Award for Debut Author of the Year for The Historian.

Kostova’s fascination with Bulgaria began when, traveling to the country for research just after college, the Berlin Wall fell the week she arrived. She fell in love with the man who would become her husband, but also fell in love with this “beautiful, battered, and haunted country.” After more than twenty visits, her passion for the place and its history is tangible on every page of her novel.

Author photo © Yanka Kostova

If you like Elizabeth Kostova you might also like to read books by Neal Stephenson, Lev Grossman and Adrian Mathews.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Elizabeth Kostova

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova
Reader Reviewed The Shadow Land
Elizabeth Kostova
April 2017 Book of the Month. This is a beautifully crafted novel. Those familiar with Kostova’s writing will be delighted to know that her beautiful, descriptive prose has yet again created a masterful novel that will...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/04/2017
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
The Swan Thieves
Elizabeth Kostova
Another beautifully written and well researched novel. A psychiatrist tries to solve the mystery behind a successful artist , seemingly, having a moment of madness and attacking a painting in a national art gallery. An engrossing read.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/06/2010
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Historian
Elizabeth Kostova
Reviewed on Richard & Judy on 9th August 2006. This is very special, a history mystery-cum-love story that delves into the vampire myth. Ranging across continents and ages, incidents and emotions, it catches you by surprise and leaves you...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2006

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