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Author Leigh Bardugo on the "Promise of Fun"

When feeling stressed or sad, Author Leigh Bardugo tends to crack jokes and bring levity to the moment. As a reader, she wants to experience some fun in the books she choose, and in turn, when she writes, she likes to guarantee her readers the “promise of fun.” She believes that humor grounds her characters and when bad things happen to them her readers care more deeply.

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Leigh Bardugo


Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. The Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, and The Language of Thorns. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and short stories that can be found in multiple anthologies.