Fool's Assassin
Dutch cover of Fool’s Assassin
Fool's Assassin
The Brazilian cover of Assassin’s Apprentice
Robin Hobb
Robin Hobb, Photo by Trina Jones

Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb is a fantasy novelist, currently living and working in Tacoma, Washington. Best known for The Farseer Trilogy (Assassin’s Apprentice, Royal Assassin and Assassin’s Quest), she has been actively writing and published since she was eighteen years old.

Born in California, she moved to Fairbanks, Alaska at the age of ten with her family in the early 1960s. She found she loved the wilderness and the deep dark and cold of the winters there. Many of her experiences there flavour her writing. In 1970 at the age of 18, she married Fred Ogden and moved to Kodiak Island where he quickly infected her with his love of all things maritime. Over the course of the next forty years, as they followed the needs of his career, she lived in places ranging from Idaho to Hawaii and Alaska again. They now reside in Washington State. Their four children are now grown with children of their own.

Fool's Assassin Robin’s new book, Fool’s Assassin, published in the UK and US in August 2014, revisits the world of the Elderlings, with new adventures for favourite characters, Fitz and the Fool.

Her writing career began under the name Megan Lindholm. She wrote for local newspapers and children’s magazines, as well as creating short fiction for children to be used as programmed reading material. In the 1980s, she began to write short fantasy. In 1981 she won an award from the Alaska State Council for the Arts for her short story “The Poaching”. In 1983, she published her first novel, Harpy’s Flight. Other works under the Lindholm name include The Reindeer People, Wizard of the Pigeons and Cloven Hooves. Her short fiction works have been finalists for both the Nebula and the Hugo awards and the winner of the Asimov’s Readers Award.

In 1995, Assassin’s Apprentice, her first work under the name Robin Hobb, was published by Bantam Books. In the years since, she has written The Liveship Traders Trilogy, The Tawny Man Trilogy, The Soldier Son Trilogy and the four volume tale, The Rain Wilds Chronicles. Her current work in progress, The Fitz and the Fool Trilogy, returns to the world of the Farseers and the realm of the Elderlings.

Her works have been translated into over twenty languages, and have won awards such as The Elf Fantasy Award in the Netherlands and the Imaginales Award for a Translated Work in France. Closer to home, she has won the Endeavor Award for works published in the Pacific Northwest.

Her hobbies include gardening, mushroom hunting and bothering her cat. She also continues to write short fiction as Megan Lindholm.

Robin’s books have been published in: Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (in both Portugal and Brazil), Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.

Royal Assassin Royal Assassin
Covers of Royal Assassin, by Didier Graffet

Author Run Sites:
www.RobinHobb.com
www.MeganLindholm.com
Twitter: @RobinHobb
Facebook: www.facebook.com/robin.hobb
Tumblr: http://realrobinhobb.tumblr.com

Reader Run Sites
Web Sites:

The Plenty
Website: www.ThePlenty.net
Twitter: @ThePlentyNet
Facebook: www.facebook.com/theplentynet
Tumblr: http://theplentynet.tumblr.com

Blood Memories
Website: www.bloodmemories.it
Twitter: @bloodmemoriesit
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bloodmemories
Tumblr: http://bloodmemoriesit.tumblr.com

Realm of the Elderlings Wiki
http://robinhobbelderlings.wikia.com

Robin Hobb Reddit
www.reddit.com/r/robinhobb

Robin Hobb Reddit “Ask Me Anything” from January 2014
www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/1vwb4s/hello_rbooks_i_am_author_robin_hobb_ama /

Tumblr Reader Run Blogs (with artwork)
http://realmoftheelderlings.tumblr.com
http://askbuckkeep.tumblr.com
http://bloggingelderlings.tumblr.com
http://foolsbeloved.tumblr.com
http://bloodmemoriesit.tumblr.com
http://prophetandcatalyst.tumblr.com
http://hermitknut.tumblr.com
http://maker-fortunate.tumblr.com
http://adragonsdiary.tumblr.com
http://realmoftheheadcanons.tumblr.com
http://badgerlock.tumblr.com