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Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is a young American fiction author and finalist of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, best known for her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series.

Born December 11, 1971, Chico, California, US
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Period 2004–present
Genre Young adult fantasy
Notable works Faeries of Dreamdark series, Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, Lips Touch: Three Times
Notable awards Cybils Award (2009), National Book Award Finalist (2009), Michael L. Printz Honor Book (2018)
Spouse Jim Di Bartolo (2001–present)
Children Clementine
Relatives Alex (older brother), Emily (younger sister)

About Laini Taylor

Most famous for her Daughter of Smoke and Bone fantasy series, this author of young adult fiction also penned the Faeries of Dreamdark books and collaborated with her husband, artist Jim Di Bartolo, on a graphic novel titled The Drowned.

Laini Taylor before fame

Over a decade after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, she published her debut young adult novel, Dreamdark: Blackbringer.

Achievement of Laini Taylor

Her 2009 work Dreamdark: Silksinger won the Cybil Award, and her first two Daughter of Smoke and Bone books were named Best Teen Books by Amazon.com.

Laini Taylor family life

She and her two siblings grew up in Chico, California. She and her husband Jim later settled in Portland, Oregon, and became parents to a daughter named Clementine.

Associations of Laini Taylor

In 2012, Hollywood producer Joe Roth signed on to create a film based on Taylor's first Daughter of Smoke and Bone novel.

Latest information about Laini Taylor updated on July 29 2021.