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Authors: Holly Black

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Biography & Bibliography

Holly Black is an American writer and editor best known for her children's and young adult fiction. She grew up in New Jersey and loved reading and writing as a child. After studying at university Holly considered becoming a librarian, but her love of writing led her in another direction.

Holly has worked with other authors and illustrators to publish many series collaborations.

Holly lives in New England with her husband, son, and cats, in a house with a secret library.

YA novels

  • Modern Faerie Tales
    • Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale (2002)
    • Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie (2005)
    • Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale (2007)
  • The Curse Workers
    • White Cat (2010)
    • Red Glove (2011)
    • Black Heart (2012)
  • Folk of the Air
    • The Cruel Prince (2018)
    • The Lost Sisters (2018, companion novella)
    • The Wicked King (2019)
    • Queen of Nothing (2019)
    • How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (2020, companion novella)


  • Doll Bones (2013, Newbery Medal honor book), illus. Eliza Wheeler
  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (2013)
  • The Darkest Part of the Forest (2015)

Middle grade novels

  • The Spiderwick Chronicles (Black and Tony DiTerlizzi)
    • The Field Guide (2003)
    • The Seeing Stone (2003)
    • Lucinda's Secret (2003)
    • The Ironwood Tree (2004)
    • The Wrath of Mulgarath (2004)
  • Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles
    • The Nixie's Song (2007)
    • A Giant Problem (2008)
    • The Wyrm King (2009)
  • Accompanying books
    • Arthur Spiderwick's Notebook of Fantastical Observations (2005)
    • Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You (2005)
    • The Spiderwick Chronicles: Care and Feeding of Sprites (2006)
  • Magisterium, Black and Cassandra Clare, illustrator Scott Fischer
    • The Iron Trial (2014)
    • The Copper Gauntlet (2015)
    • The Bronze Key (2016)
    • The Silver Mask (2017)
    • The Golden Tower (2018)


  • Heart of the Moors: An Original Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Novel (2019)

Graphic novels and comics

  • The Good Neighbors, illus. Ted Naifeh
    • The Good Neighbors: Kin (2008)
    • The Good Neighbors: Kith (2009)
    • The Good Neighbors: Kind (2010)
  • Lucifer
    • Lucifer vol. 1: Cold Heaven (2016, trade paperback)
    • Lucifer vol. 2: Father Lucifer (2017, trade paperback)
    • Lucifer vol. 3: Blood in the Streets (2017, trade paperback)

Short fiction

  • Collections
    • The Poison Eaters and Other Stories (2010), illus. Theo Black
  • Short stories
    • "Hades and Persephone" (1997) in Prisoners of the Night
    • "The Night Market" (2004) in The Faery Reel: Tales from a Twilight Realm
    • "Heartless" (2005) in Young Warriors: Stories of Strength
    • "Going Ironside" (2007) in Endicott Journal of Mythic Arts
    • "In Vodka Veritas" (2007) in 21 Proms
    • "Reversal of Fortune" (2007) in The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales
    • "The Poison Eaters" (2007), The Restless Dead: Ten Original Stories of the Supernatural, ed. Deborah Noyes
    • "Paper Cuts Scissors" (October 2007) in Realms of Fantasy
    • "The Coat of Stars" (2007) in So Fey
    • "Virgin" (2008) in Magic in the Mirrorstone
    • "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" (2009) in Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales
    • "The Coldest Girl in Coldtown" (2009) in The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire
    • "A Very Short Story" (2009) in Half-Minute Horrors
    • "The Dog King" (2010) in The Poison Eaters and Other Stories
    • "The Land of Heart's Desire" (2010) in The Poison Eaters and Other Stories
    • "The Arn Thompson Classification Review" (2010) in Full Moon City
    • "Sobek" (2010) in Wings of Fire
    • "Everything Amiable and Obliging"(2011) in Steampunk!
    • "The Perfect Dinner Party" (with Cassandra Clare, 2011) in Teeth
    • "The Rowan Gentleman" (with Cassandra Clare, 2011) in Welcome to Bordertown
    • "Noble Rot" (2011) in Naked City: New Tales of Urban Fantasy
    • "Coat of Stars" (2012) in Bloody Fabulous
    • "Little Gods" (2012) in Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron
    • "Millcara" (2013) in Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales
    • "Sisters Before Misters" (2014) (with Sarah Rees Brennan and Cassandra Clare) in Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy
    • "Ten Rules for Being an Intergalactic Smuggler (the Successful Kind)" (2014) in Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales
    • "1UP" (2015) in Press Start to Play

Anthologies edited

  • Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd (2009), eds. Black and Cecil Castellucci
  • Zombies vs. Unicorns (2010), eds. Black and Justine Larbalestier
  • Welcome to Bordertown (2011), eds. Black and Ellen Kushner


  • "The Third Third: Israfel's Tale" (1996) in d8 Magazine
  • "Bone Mother" (Autumn 2004) in Endicott Journal of Mythic Arts

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