Bendigo Writers Festival 2018

August 11-13, 2017


Elizabeth Kostova

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Elizabeth Kostova is the author of three novels, The Historian, The Swan Thieves and The Shadow Land.

The Historian was the first debut novel in U.S. publishing history to debut at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List, has been translated into 40 languages, and won Quill and Independent Bookseller Awards. The Swan Thieves was also a New York Times Bestseller and has been translated into 28 languages.

Her short fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in many periodicals and anthologies.

About Elizabeth Kostova

Speaker Events

  • Shadow Land

    Shadow Land

    In The Historian and The Swan Thieves, Elizabeth Kostova combined suspense with romance, history with up-to-the-minute storytelling, in a style Read More
  • Transformers


    Novelists are outrageous. They watch the rest of us covertly, carefully, thoughtfully, then turn us into characters, as though we Read More
  • Seeded in history

    Seeded in history

    The material for fiction, says Elizabeth Kostova, tends to occur to the writer by chance, like the accidents of heartbreak, Read More
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