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Jay Kristoff

Biography

Jay Kristoff

Jay Kristoff is a tragic nerd, but has spent the last ten years dumping expeez into his Intimidation stat, with the result that nobody is brave enough to say it to his face. He grew up in the second most isolated capital city on earth and fled at his earliest convenience, although he’s been known to trek back for weddings of the particularly nice and funerals of the particularly wealthy. He spent most of his formative years locked in his bedroom with piles of books, or gathered around dimly-lit tables rolling polyhedral dice. Being the holder of an Arts degree, he has no education to speak of.

His first trilogy, THE LOTUS WAR, is set to be published in over a dozen countries. The first installment, STORMDANCER, was critically acclaimed in Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, shortlisted for the Aurealis Award, and nominated for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards. The Lotus War novella THE LAST STORMDANCER won the 2014 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Fiction. He is as surprised about all this as you are. He is represented by Matt Bialer and Lindsay Ribar at Sanford J Greenburger Associates.

Jay is 6’7 and has approximately 13380 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell.

He does not believe in happy endings.

Books by Jay Kristoff

by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Hanna is the station captain’s daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a crime family. But while the pair are struggling with life aboard the galaxy's most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion. When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station's wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia --- and possibly the known universe --- is in their hands.

by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - Dystopian, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents --- including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more --- ILLUMINAE is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.