Susann Cokal is a moody historical novelist, a pop-culture essayist, book critic, magazine editor, and professor of creative writing and modern literature. Her new magnum opus is The Kingdom of Little Wounds, set in the Scandinavian Renaissance; it has received starred reviews in Kirkus, School Library Journal, The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, and Publishers Weekly, and an ALAN citation from the National Council of Teachers of English. Positive reviews also appear in Booklist, The New York Times Boook Review, and other venues. Icing on the honey-cake is a silver medal from the American Library Association’s Michael L. Printz Award series.
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