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.
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.