Sarah Beth Durst
Sarah Beth Durst


Sarah Beth Durst

Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of over twenty fantasy books for kids, teens, and adults, including Spark, Drink Slay Love, and The Queens of Renthia series. She won an American Library Association Alex Award and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and has been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Nebula Award three times.

Sarah was born in Northboro, Massachusetts, a small town that later became the setting for her debut novel. At the age of ten, she decided she wanted to be a writer. (Before that, she wanted to be Wonder Woman, except with real flying ability instead of an invisible jet. She also would have accepted a career as a unicorn princess.) And she began writing fantasy stories. She later attended Princeton University, where she spent four years studying English, writing about dragons, and wondering what the campus gargoyles would say if they could talk.

Sarah lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband, her children, and her ill-mannered cat.

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Watch an Interview with Sarah on Fast Forward TV Contemporary Science Fiction:


Watch Sarah and Other Authors Discuss Worldbuilding:

Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5, Episode 6, Episode 7, Episode 8


Watch Sarah Read for International Unicorn Day:


Read Locus Magazine's Interview of Sarah:


Listen to Sarah on Publishers Weekly Radio:


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Additional Recent Articles, Interviews, and Videos:

Florida Sunshine State Readers Award Facebook Live Event:

Harper Voyager Facebook Live Event:

HarperCollins Interview Part 1
HarperCollins Interview Part 2
HarperCollins Interview Part 3
HarperCollins Interview Part 4



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