Genevieve Cogman started on Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes at an early age, and has never looked back. But on a perhaps more prosaic note, she has an MSc in Statistics with Medical Applications and has wielded this in an assortment of jobs: clinical coder, data analyst and classifications specialist. Although The Invisible Library was her debut novel, she previously worked as a freelance roleplaying-game writer. She is also the author of The Masked City, The Burning Page, The Lost Plot, The Mortal Word, The Secret Chapter and The Dark Archive, all in the Invisible Library series. Genevieve Cogman's hobbies include patchwork, beading, knitting and gaming, and she lives in the north of England.
I absolutely loved this . . . flavoured with truly unique mythology and a dash of the eldritch. Such clever, creepy, elaborate world-building and snarky, sexy-smart characters! -- N. K. Jemisin on <i>The Invisible Library</i> Irene is a great heroine: fiery, resourceful and no one's fool, she has a wonderfully droll sense of humour - much like the novel itself -- <i>Guardian</i> on <i>The Masked City</i> Brilliant and so much fun. Skullduggery, Librarians and dragons - Cogman keeps upping the ante on this delightful series! -- Charles Stross on <i>The Burning Page</i> A fantastic addition to Genevieve Cogman's oeuvre, and paves the way for a deeper exploration of the fantastic world that she has created. -- <i>Fantasy Book Review</i> on <i>The Lost Plot</i> Cogman fills a captivating story with animated characters and propels the narrative at a cracking pace, planting perfectly timed plot twists and reversals of fortune along the way -- <i>Guardian</i> on <i>The Mortal Word</i> Simply a joy to read - deeply atmospheric where it should be, properly exciting when anything's going on as it generally is, and tender too. This is a series that shows absolutely no sign of losing pace, and I'm already impatient for the next -- <i>Blue Book Balloon</i> on <i>The Secret Chapter</i> Without sacrificing the adventure that is a hallmark of the series, Cogman pulls Irene through a multi-level maze of doubts and paranoia that will have readers jumping at shadows, too. Fans will be delighted to find this series still going strong -- <i>Publishers Weekly</i> on <i>The Dark Archive</i>