AUTHOR OF THE WEEK: KESTER GRANT

Kester Grant, a pal of Tomi ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ Adeyemi, is a British-Mauritian writer of color, and debut author of A Court of Miracles(Fall 2018, Knopf, Random House), a Young Adult fantasy reimagining of the Jungle Book and Les Miserables, and the first of a trilogy.

She was born in London, grew up between the UK, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the tropical island paradise of Mauritius.

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Kester has been reading since she was 11 months old. She once won a prize for reading every book in the school library. Despite being forced to study some rather dubious texts in school, Kester retains a love for classic literature.
Kester speaks French and is a foodie, an animal lover, a coeliac, and a dyslexic.

She can generally be found throwing story problems at her delightfully supportive husband., or pacing around dining room tables talking to herself whenever her mother is not around.

Source: https://www.kestergrant.com/bio/