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The Warm Hands of Ghosts

The Warm Hands of Ghosts is Katherine's long-awaited fourth novel for adults and will be published in the US on February 13, 2024. It follows a World War One field nurse named Laura Iven who returns to the front to look for her missing brother in the waning months of the war. Five years in the writing, The Warm Hands of Ghosts was influenced by the real history of the First World War, and such diverse sources as Paradise Lost, the biblical apocalypse, and Gothic romance.

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Winternight Trilogy

Set in the cold winter of a medieval Russian wilderness, this is the story of a girl who must draw on strange gifts that she has long concealed in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have sprung from her nurse's most frightening fairy tales. Includes The Bear and the Nightingale, The Girl in the Tower, and The Winter of the Witch.

 

Fairy tales are sweet on winter nights, nothing more

Praise for Katherine Arden

A striking literary fantasy informed by Arden’s deep knowledge of and affection for this time and place. A satisfying conclusion. - KIRKUS REVIEWS read full review
Arden’s gorgeous prose entwines political intrigue and feminist themes with magic and folklore to tell a tale both intimate and epic. - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY read full review

Honors and Awards

Amazon | best science fiction and fantasy novel of 2017 The Bear and the Nightingale

Astounding Award (Previously the John W. Campbell Award) for Best New Writer | 2018: 1st year: The Bear and the Nightingale — finalist

Locus Award for Best First Novel | 2018: The Bear and the Nightingale (Del Rey) — first novel — 3rd place

Astounding Award (Previously the John W. Campbell Award) for Best New Writer | 2019: 2nd year: The Bear and the Nightingale — finalist

Hugo Award for Best Series | 2020: Winternight Trilogy (Del Rey; Del Rey UK) — best series — nomination

New York Times | best seller The Winter of the Witch

Goodreads | finalist for both best debut and best fantasy The Bear and the Nightingale

Goodreads | finalist for best fantasy The Girl in the Tower

Goodreads | finalist for best fantasy The Winter of the Witch

Upcoming Events

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02/12 7pm to 8pm The Warm Hands of Ghosts--Burlington @Burlington, VT

Phoenix Books is honored to present an evening with New York Times bestselling author Katherine Arden to celebrate the release of her new novel, The Warm Hands of Ghosts, a hauntingly beautiful historical novel with a speculative twist.  Katherine will be in conversation with Phoenix Books' own Robin Limeres. This special pre-rel ...

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02/13 7pm to 8pm The Warm Hands of Ghosts--New York City @Strand Bookstore--3rd Floor Rare Book Room

Join us for an in-person event with New York Times bestselling author, Katherine Arden, for the launch of her new novel, The Warm Hands of Ghosts. Joining Katherine in conversation is award-winning novelist Naomi Novik. This event will be hosted in the Strand Book Store's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at 828 Broadway on 12th Street.


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02/14 7pm to 8pm The Warm Hands of Ghosts--Austin @BookPeople--Austin, TX

Please welcome Katherine Arden to celebrate The Warm Hands of Ghosts!

This event is free and open to the public.

  • Start time: 7:00 P.M.
  • Run time: 45-60 minutes, followed by a signing line.
  • Location: The second floor of BookPeople.

The author will be signing and personalizing copies of the book after the speaking portion of the event.

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