Sarah Addison Allen


Sarah Addison Allen (also known under the pen name Katie Gallagher) is an American and New York Times bestselling author. She grew up in Asheville, North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she graduated with a degree in literature. In early 2011 Allen was diagnosed with breast cancer and completed a round of chemotherapy by October of the same year. Addison has won numerous awards for her work including; 2008 SIBA Book Award for fiction for her novel garden spells, Best Women's Fiction of 2007 by the American Library Association's Reading List, 2008 RT Reviewers Choice Award for Women's Fiction for her novel the sugar queen and, the department of Literature at UNC Asheville named Addison the 2015 Goodman Endowed Artist. As a child she aspired to be a waste management technician but decided to pursue writing once she graduated from college. When asked about her writing process she said; "I start with a loose storyline, then see where it goes" Her books have been translated into 30 languages and sold nearly 2 million copies

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