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Adam Gidwitz
Writer

Adam Gidwitz is the author of the bestselling A Tale Dark & Grimm (2010) and its companions, and The Inquisitor's Tale (2016). He lives in Brooklyn.

Written by Adam Gidwitz

Essay/
Stories and literature
Books for life

There is something deeply revealing about the books one truly loves in childhood and adolescence

Adam Gidwitz