Brandon Sanderson

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Brandon Sanderson (born December 19, 1975) is an American fantasy author. A Nebraska native,[1][2] he currently resides in American Fork, Utah. He earned his Master's degree in Creative Writing in 2005 from Brigham Young University,[3] 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.[4] He has been nominated twice for the John W. Campbell Award.[5]

Sanderson married on July 7, 2006[6] and is a member of the LDS Church.[2]

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.[7] Tor Books made the announcement December 7, 2007.[8] 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, will be split into three volumes. The first, The Gathering Storm, was released on October 27, 2009[9], with the remaining novels, named Towers of Midnight and A Memory of Light, tentatively following in November 2010 and November 2011.[10]


Stand-alone novels

  • Elantris (2005, ISBN 0765311771)
  • Warbreaker (2009, ISBN 978-0-7653-20308) - Warbreaker was published in hardcover format in June of 2009 by TOR. Sanderson released several rewrites of this title under a Creative Commons license, one chapter at a time[11] Older drafts of the various chapters are also available.



The Wheel of Time

The Stormlight Archive



External links

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