Holly Black

Holly Black

Infobox Writer
name = Holly Black

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birthdate = 10 November 1971
birthplace = New Jersey
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deathplace =
occupation = Writer, Editor, Producer
nationality = American
period = 1990s-present
genre = Children, fantasy, horror
subject =
movement =
influences = Lloyd Alexander, Susan Cooper, Jim Henson, J.R.R. Tolkiencite news | http://www.teachingbooks.net/content/Black_qu.pdf | title=Holly Black - Author Program In-Depth Interview | publisher=TeachingBooks.net | October 29, 2004 | accessdate=2008-09-05]
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website = http://www.blackholly.com/

Holly Black "née" Riggenbach (born 10 November 1971) is an American writer and editor, best known for authoring "The Spiderwick Chronicles", a series of children's fantasy books she created with illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi.

Early life and education

Black was born in New JerseyCitation | last =Locus | first = | author-link = Locus (magazine) | last2 = | first2 = | author2-link = | title =Holly Black: Through the Maze | journal =Locus | volume =56, 5 | issue =544 | pages =84 | date =May 2006 | year = | url =http://www.locusmag.com/2006/Issues/05Black.html | doi = | id = |access-date=2007-12-13 ] in 1971, and during her early years her family lived in a "decrepit Victorian house".Citation
last = Black
first = Holly
title = About Holly
accessdate = 2007-12-13
] Black graduated with a B.A. in English from The College of New Jersey in 1994. She worked as a production editor on medical journals including "The Journal of Pain" while studying at Rutgers University. She considered becoming a librarian as a back-up career, but writing drew her away.

She married her high school sweetheart, Theo Black, himself an accomplished illustrator and web designer, in 1999.

As of 2008, Black resides in Amherst, Massachusetts. [ [http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/culture/story.html?id=5486cf2f-6676-4419-b842-f179f5a29e06&k=35229 "Author's fairy tale comes true"] , "Edmonton Journal", February 14, 2008. Accessed February 20, 2008. "Today, Holly lives in West Long Branch, New Jersey with her husband of 10 years, working as a full-time writer and an avid collector of rare folklore volumes, spooky dolls and outrageous hats."]

Literary career

Black edited and contributed to the role-playing culture magazine "d8" in 1996.Citation
last = Black
first = Holly
title = Bibliography
accessdate = 2007-12-13

Her first novel, ', was published in 2002. Her novel ' reached the top of the "New York Times" Bestseller list in 2004.

"" was a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award, and the recipient of the 2005 Andre Norton Award.Other Novels since these include "Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale" which sold over 18,000 copies in America alone.


Black is co-executive producer of a film adaptation of "The Spiderwick Chronicles", released in February 2008.Citation
last = IMDb
first =
author-link = IMDb
title = The Spiderwick Chonicles
accessdate = 2007-12-13
] The film covers the entirety of the novel series.

"The Spiderwick Chronicles" has also been released as a video game from Stormfront Studios.


The Modern Faerie Tales

*"" (2002)
*"" (2005)
*"" (2007)

The Spiderwick Chronicles

*"" (2003)
*"" (2003)
*"" (2003)
*"" (2004)
*"" (2004)
*"Arthur Spiderwick's Notebook of Fantastical Observations" (2005)
*"Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You" (2005)
*"" (2006)
*"The Chronicles of Spiderwick"(2007)
*"" (2007)

The Good Neighbors

*"" (2008)
*"The Good Neighbors: Kith"(2009)
*"The Good Neighbors: Kind" (2010)


External links

* [http://www.blackholly.com Official website]
* [http://www.livejournal.com/users/blackholly Black's LiveJournal]
* [http://www.comixology.com/podcasts/43/NYCC-Special-12-Holly-Black Interview with Holly Black] at [http://www.comixology.com comiXology]
*imdb name | id=2405660 | name=Holly Black
* [http://www.locusmag.com/2006/Issues/05Black.html Interview excerpt] Locus Online
* [http://www.pulseblogfest.com/black.htm Holly Black's page at Pulse Blogfest]

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