Brandon Sanderson (born December 19, 1975, middle name Winn) is an American fantasy author. A Nebraska native, he currently resides in American Fork, Utah. He earned his Master's degree in Creative Writing in 2005 from Brigham Young University, where he was on the staff of Leading Edge, a semi-professional speculative fiction magazine published by the university. He was a college roommate of Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings. He has been nominated twice for the John W. Campbell Award, losing in 2006 to his nemesis John Scalzi.
Sanderson married on July 7, 2006 and is a member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
After Robert Jordan's death, Brandon Sanderson was selected by Harriet McDougal (Robert Jordan's widow), to complete the final book in Jordan's epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time. Harriet asked him to complete the series after being deeply impressed by Mistborn: The Final Empire. Tor Books made the announcement December 7, 2007. On March 30, 2009 it was announced that A Memory of Light, originally slated to be the final book in the Wheel of Time series, would be split into three volumes. The first, The Gathering Storm, was released on October 27, 2009, with the remaining novels, named Towers of Midnight and A Memory of Light, tentatively following in November 2010 and November 2011.
A Complete bibliography of Brandon Sanderson works can be found here. Among his works are
- The Stormlight Archive a planned ten-novel epic fantasy series.
- Mistborn fantasy trilogy.
- Alcatraz young adult novels.
- Sanderson's personal website
- Writing Excuses - Brandon's writing podcast
- Interview with Brandon Sanderson on the BookBanter podcast
- Brandon Sanderson Talks to AMCtv.com About The Wheel of Time
- Video Interview with Brandon Sanderson at BSCreview
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