Helen Wecker; The Hidden Palace
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Helene Wecker’s first novel, The Golem and the Jinni, was awarded the Mythopoetic Award for Adult Literature, the VCU Cabell Award for First Novel and the Harold U. Ribalow Prize, and was nominated for a Nebula Award and a World Fantasy Award. A Midwest native, she holds a B.A. in English from Carleton College and an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in literary journals such as Joyland and Catamaran, as well as fantasy anthology The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and children.
The Golem and the Jinni is a debut novel written by Helene Wecker, published by Harper in April 2013. It combines the genre of historical fiction with elements of fantasy, telling the story of two displaced magical creatures in 19th century New York City. A sequel, The Hidden Palace, was published in June 2021.