Leigh Bardugo embarks on UK tour

Leigh Bardugo embarks on UK tour

Bestselling US YA author Leigh Bardugo is marking the publication of Six of Crows (Orion Children’s Books) with a UK tour, including visits to Seven Stories in Newcastle and Waterstones Piccadilly in London.

Starting today (22nd October), Bardugo will visit Waterstones Nottingham before speaking at Seven Stories with UK YA author Melinda Salisbury tomorrow (23rd).

On Saturday, she will take part in Fantasy Con, a convention dedicated to fantasy literature, in Nottingham, before heading to Waterstones Birmingham and Waterstones Piccadilly next week. She will finish her tour with an event at the Super Relaxed Fantasy Club in London on Tuesday 27th October.

Six of Crows, a fantasy novel set in "Ketterdam" (a version of Amsterdam), was published in the UK on 29th September. In the book, 17-year-old Kaz Brekker, a criminal prodigy, plans to rescue a scientist from prison with the help of five other outcasts before the scientist is forced to recreate a deadly formula that harms the Grisha, who are humans with magical abilities.

Bardugo said the YA community is “so enthusiastic, so generous” with authors, making “every flight and early morning wake-up call” worth the effort.

“By the end of this year, I'll have been in over 30 US cities, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Canada, Sweden, Brazil, and England,” she said. “I'm in a new airport every morning and a new hotel every night, so of course I get tired. But I never get tired of meeting readers and talking about books, especially here in the UK.”

She is also the author of The Grisha Trilogy, published by Orion, and has sold 13,583 books for £88,811, according to Nielsen BookScan.

Orion said her books have been translated into 22 languages and sold into over 50 territories.