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Graci Kim

Graci Kim is the award-winning and  bestselling author of The Last Fallen Star, The Last Fallen Moon, and The Last Fallen Realm,  a Korean mythology-inspired junior fiction trilogy about the search for magic and belonging. Called a “sparkling yarn” by Entertainment Weekly, and featured in Time Magazine for Kids, the ‘Gifted Clans’ series has been optioned by the Disney Channel for a live-action television series, is an Amazon Best Book Ages 9-12. It is is being translated into multiple languagesand was a 2021 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for “Best Middle Grade & Children’s Book”.

Graci is also one of the authors of The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities short story collection, published by Rick Riordan Presents (Disney Hyperion), which became an instant New York Times bestseller.

In a previous life, Graci was a diplomat for the New Zealand foreign service, a cooking show host, and once ran a business that turned children’s drawings into soft toys. She lives in Auckland with her husband and daughter.

She lives in New Zealand with her husband and daughter. You can find her sometimes on Twitter), more often on Instagram, and always on her website .

Nominee for Best Children’s Book, an Amazon Best Book, and a Barnes & Noble Young Reader Pick. In 2022, Graci was awarded the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best New Talent.

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Selected bibliography:

  • The Last Fallen Realm (Rick Riordan Presents, Disney-Hyperion, 2023)
  • The Last Fallen Moon (Disney Hyperion/Rick Riordan Presents, 2022)
  • Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities (Disney Hyperion/Rick Riordan Presents, 2021)
  • The Last Fallen Star, (Disney Hyperion/Rick Riordan Presents, 2021)

 

 

 

Awards:

  • 2022 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best New Talent
  • 2021: Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for “Best Middle Grade & Children’s Book” for The Last Fallen Star
  • 2018: Shortlisted for the Storylines Tessa Duder Award for When Never Comes

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