Saturday, October 26, 2013
Author of The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon coming to New Zealand
News from her publisher:
Allen & Unwin is very pleased to announce that Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season, will be visiting Auckland on Monday 18 November, following an appearance at Supernova Pop Culture Expo in Australia.
At the staggeringly young age of 19, Samantha Shannon wrote The Bone Season, the first book in a seven-part series of dizzying imagination. The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine and also introduces an extraordinary young writer, now 21, who has created a bold new reality in this riveting debut.
The Bone Season has been sold in 18 languages and Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings) and Jonathan Cavendish (Bridget Jones’s Diary) have sold film rights through their British production company, The Imaginarium Studios, to 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment who will shortly begin production.
“Shannon, just 21, imagines a futuristic London in 2059, where a young clairvoyant is trying to free her people. Call it this summer’s The Hunger Games.” – Glamour
“It's no wonder 21-year-old Oxford grad Samantha Shannon has been drawing comparisons to J.K. Rowling.” —Entertainment Weekly
‘A new breed of women authors are claiming fantasy for their own. Leading the charge is Samantha Shannon’ —Harper’s Bazaar
“If anyone is looking for a book the read, whilst they wait for Allegiant, I suggest The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. Such a good read.”—Divergents UK Twitter feed
About The Bone Season
The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.
It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite creature with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.
RRP$29.99. Published by Bloomsbury. Out now.
About Samantha Shannon
Born in 1991, Samantha Shannon was brought up in west London, where she started writing at the age of fifteen. This summer she will graduate from St Anne’s College, Oxford with a degree in English Language and Literature. In 2012 she was shortlisted for a Women of the Future Award.
Follow Samantha on Twitter: @say_shannon, and on her blog: www.samanthashannon.com