Naomi Novik is
an American science fiction and fantasy author. She has written seven
novels in her Temeraire series, and one graphic novel, Will
Supervillains Be On The Final?
Novik was born in New York in 1973, and is a first-generation American.
She has said the Polish fairytales she was read as a child have
influenced her own writing. Novik earned a degree in English Literature
from Brown University and studied computer science at Columbia
She went on to work on the development of Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of
Undrentide, a computer game. Novik left game development to pursue
writing full time.
His Majesty’s Dragon, published in 2006, was Novik’s first novel. Her
next two novels, Throne of Jade and Black Powder War, were published the
same year. These novel retellings of the Napoleonic Wars, which started
the Temeraire Series, earned Novik several new writer awards. When the
fourth volume of the series, Empire of Ivory, was published in 2007, it
became a New York Times bestseller. The remaining books of the series,
published in 2008, 2010, and 2012, have also been successful. Novik has
said that the series will conclude with a ninth book.
As a fan fiction writer herself, Novik is one of the founding members of
the non-profit Organization for Transformative Works. The group, which
was formed in 2007, protects the fair-use rights of fan creators.
Novik’s commitment to fan media is also shown on her website, which
includes a fan art contest.