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Lev Grossman Biography

Lev Grossman was born on June 26th, 1969. Grossman is a well known American novelist and journalist and is popularly known for his works Warp which was published in 1997, Codex which was published in 2004), The Magicians which was published in 2009 and The Magician King which was published in 2011. He is currently a senior writer and book critic for Time. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with his second wife Sophie Gee and his daughter Lily.

Grossman has a twin brother who is a well known video game designer and novelist named Austin Grossman. He also has another brother who is a well known sculptor named Bathsheba Grossman. He is the son of the famous poet Allen Grossman and the popular novelist Judith Grossman. He attended Harvard College and attended a Ph.D. program in comparative literature for three years at Yale University. However, he left the program before being able to complete his dissertation.



Grossman has won many awards and achievements for his works such as making the New York Times bestseller list multiple times in recent years, an Editor’s Choice pick for the New York Times Bestseller List, winning the 2010 Alex Award and the 2011 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

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The Magician’s Series- Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. He's a senior in high school, and a certifiable genius, but he's still secretly obsessed with a series of fantasy novels he read as a kid, about the adventures of five children in a magical land called Fillory. Compared to that, anything in his real life just seems gray and colorless. 

Everything changes when Quentin finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the practice of modern sorcery. He also discovers all the other things people learn in college: friendship, love, sex, booze, and boredom. But something is still missing. Magic doesn't bring Quentin the happiness and adventure he though it would. Then, after graduation, he and his friends make a stunning discovery: Fillory is real. 

Codex- About to depart on his first vacation in years, Edward Wozny, a hotshot young investment banker, is sent to help one of his firm's most important and mysterious clients. His task is to search their library stacks for a precious medieval codex, a treasure kept sealed away for many years and for many reasons. Enlisting the help of passionate medievalist Margaret Napier, Edward is determined to solve the mystery of the codex-to understand its significance to his wealthy clients, and to decipher the seeming parallels between the legend of the codex and an obsessive role-playing computer game that has absorbed him in the dark hours of the night. The chilling resolution brings together the medieval and the modern aspects of the plot in a twist worthy of earning comparisons to novels by William Gibson and Dan Brown, not to mention those by A. S. Byatt and Umberto Eco. Lev Grossman's Codex is a thriller of the highest order.

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