Who is Patrick Rothfuss?
Patrick Rothfuss is a fantasy author from Madison, Wisconsin. Initially studying chemical engineering in college, he switched majors several times before reluctantly graduating with an English degree. During his academic journey, he worked on a book referred to as “The Book” by him and his friends. In 2002, he disguised a chapter of his book as a short story and won the Writers of the Future contest. This achievement helped him connect with the right people, leading to a publishing deal with DAW. In 2007, he published his debut novel, “The Name of the Wind,” which became a bestseller, winning awards and receiving critical acclaim.
After achieving success, Patrick focused on writing full-time, although he faced a distraction when he had a child with his girlfriend. In 2011, the highly anticipated second installment of his series, “Wise Man’s Fear,” was released and reached the top spot on the New York Times Bestseller list.
June 6, 1973. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
The Name of the Wind (2007)
The Kingkiller Chronicle #1
250,000 words, 662 pages, 28 hrs and 3 mins to read.
Published by DAW Books
4.52 out of 5 on Goodreads
Patrick Rothfuss’s only book series is his acclaimed The Kingkiller Chronicle series which you can read all about in our guide on how to read The Kingkiller Chronicle.
Writers of the Future (2002 Second Quarter)
Quill Award (2007)
“Best Books of the Year” (2007) – Publishers Weekly – Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Epic Fantasy (2007)
NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books (2011)
“David Gemmell Legend Award” (2012)
Ranked 3rd in “Best 21st Century Fantasy Fiction Novels” by Locus (2012)
Want to Know More?
If you have enjoyed any of Patrick Rothuss’ work and want to learn more about him or any other of his work, especially updates on the third book in The Kingkiller Chronicle, then feel free to check out his website.
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