Born in Madison, Wisconsin to book-loving parents, Patrick Rothfuss earned a degree in English and taught part time at University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, before going on to complete his Master’s Degree in Arts and English at Washington State University.
His first novel – the much-loved, multi-award winning The Name of the Wind – was published in 2007, becoming an instant hit both with readers and critics and hailed by authors such as George R. R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson and Ursula K. Le Guin. The opening part in The Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy, The Name of the Wind plays with metafiction and ‘story-within-a-story’ structure to spin the mesmerising saga of Kvothe, an infamous adventurer and musician. The second part, The Wise Man's Fear, followed in 2011. Rothfuss has written three novellas set in the Kingkiller Chronicle’s universe – The Lightning Tree (2014), The Slow Regard of Silent Things (2014) and The Narrow Road Between Desires (2023).
The Kingkiller Chronicles
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