Patrick Rothfuss

Author of The Name of the Wind, the bestselling debut of the Kingkiller Chronicles...

Patrick Rothfuss

Biography

Date of birth: July 1973

Born in Wisconsin, Patrick Rothfuss is the author of The Name of the Wind – one of the most highly acclaimed fantasy novels of the past decade, earning Rothfuss comparisons to Tolkien.

Rothfuss started writing the chronicles whilst studying, or not studying as the case may be, at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He spent nine years living the student dream before being politely coerced into graduating; he did so with an English major and like a moth to the proverbial flame returned to teach part-time at the university two years later. It was whilst teaching that Rothfuss began the arduous task of getting published and he finally succeeded in 2007 after slyly disguising a chapter of his debut novel as a short story, winning the Writers of the Future competition in 2002 as a result.

George R. R. Martin ("He's bloody good, this Rothfuss guy") and Ursula K. Le Guin ("Oh, joy!") are among the millions of readers who have been gripped by the tale of Kvothe - the orphan who became a legend.

Rothfuss is the founder of the charity fundraiser, Worldbuilders, and has recently finished writing the third instalment of the Kingkiller Chronicles.

Book and writing awards

2007 Quill Award (The Name of the Wind); 2012 David Gemmell Legend Award (The Wise Man's Fear).

Similar authors

Scott Lynch, Tom Lloyd.

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The Slow Regard of Silent Things

The Slow Regard of Silent Things

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The University, a renowned bastion of knowledge, attracts the brightest minds to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences like artificing and alchemy. Yet deep below its bustling halls lies a complex and cavernous maze of abandoned rooms...
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The Slow Regard of Silent Things - The Kingkiller Chronicle

The Slow Regard of Silent Things - The Kingkiller Chronicle (Hardback)

by Patrick Rothfuss

Format: Hardback 176 pages
Published: 28/10/2014
Publisher: Gollancz

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The Name of the Wind - The Kingkiller Chronicle Book 1

The Name of the Wind - The Kingkiller Chronicle Book 1 (Paperback)

by Patrick Rothfuss

Format: Paperback 672 pages
Published: 12/06/2008
Publisher: Gollancz

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'I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with... Read more

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The Wise Man's Fear - The Kingkiller Chronicle Bk. 2

The Wise Man's Fear - The Kingkiller Chronicle Bk. 2 (Paperback)

by Patrick Rothfuss

Format: Paperback 1008 pages
Published: 06/03/2012
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Sequel to the extraordinary THE NAME OF THE WIND, THE WISE MAN'S FEAR is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick... Read more

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