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Scholar, Novelist & Wine Enthusiast; Best Known as a Historian and Author; Won Best Fantasy of 2014 in the GoodReads Choice Awards for "The Book of Life"

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 Deborah Harkness Biography

Deborah Harkness is an American scholar, novelist and wine enthusiast, best known as a historian and the author of The New York Times best selling novel "A Discovery of Witches" and its sequel "Shadow of Night."

Born in 1965, Harkness grew up near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of an American-born father and a British-born mother. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (B.A., 1986), Northwestern University (M.A., 1990), and the University of California at Davis (Ph.D., 1994). Harkness also studied abroad at Oxford University. She is a well-regarded historian of science and medicine, as well as having studied alchemy, magic and the occult.

Deborah Harkness is a professor of history and teaches European history and the history of science at the University of Southern California. She has published two works of historical non-fiction, "John Dee's Conversations with Angels: Cabala," "Alchemy and the End of Nature" and "The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution."

In 2011, Harkness published her first work of fiction, "A Discovery of Witches." The first novel in the All Souls trilogy, "A Discovery of Witches" is a historical fiction novel that tells the story of a modern-day witch who inadvertently calls up an ancient enchanted manuscript at Oxford University's Bodleian Library thereby attracting the unwelcome notice of a host of magical creatures who live among humans, including other witches, daemons and a 1,500 year-old French vampire. The novel debuted at No. 2 on The New York Times Best Seller hardcover fiction list, and has been sold in at least 34 countries.

The second novel in the series, Shadow of Night, was published a year later, becoming a No. 1 success on The New York Times Best Seller list. The third novel in the series is called "The Book of Life." The book won Best Fantasy of 2014 in the GoodReads Choice Awards.

Harkness is also the author of the award-winning wine blog, Good Wine Under $20.

Harkness currently lives in Southern California where she teaches.

Books
The Book of Life: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy)

The Book of Life: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy)

Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, Bk 2)

Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, Bk 2)

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy)

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy)

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  • A Discovery of Witches

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Scholar, Novelist & Wine Enthusiast; Best Known as a Historian and Author; Won Best Fantasy of 2014 in the GoodReads Choice Awards for "The Book of Life"

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Deborah Harkness Biography

Deborah Harkness is an American scholar, novelist and wine enthusiast, best known as a historian and the author of The New York Times best selling novel "A Discovery of Witches" and its sequel "Shadow of Night."

Born in 1965, Harkness grew up near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of an American-born father and a British-born mother. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (B.A., 1986), Northwestern University (M.A., 1990), and the University of California at Davis (Ph.D., 1994). Harkness also studied abroad at Oxford University. She is a well-regarded historian of science and medicine, as well as having studied alchemy, magic and the occult.

Deborah Harkness is a professor of history and teaches European history and the history of science at the University of Southern California. She has published two works of historical non-fiction, "John Dee's Conversations with Angels: Cabala," "Alchemy and the End of Nature" and "The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution."

In 2011, Harkness published her first work of fiction, "A Discovery of Witches." The first novel in the All Souls trilogy, "A Discovery of Witches" is a historical fiction novel that tells the story of a modern-day witch who inadvertently calls up an ancient enchanted manuscript at Oxford University's Bodleian Library thereby attracting the unwelcome notice of a host of magical creatures who live among humans, including other witches, daemons and a 1,500 year-old French vampire. The novel debuted at No. 2 on The New York Times Best Seller hardcover fiction list, and has been sold in at least 34 countries.

The second novel in the series, Shadow of Night, was published a year later, becoming a No. 1 success on The New York Times Best Seller list. The third novel in the series is called "The Book of Life." The book won Best Fantasy of 2014 in the GoodReads Choice Awards.

Harkness is also the author of the award-winning wine blog, Good Wine Under $20.

Harkness currently lives in Southern California where she teaches.

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Deborah Harkness Speaking Topics

  • A Discovery of Witches

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  • How much does it cost to book Deborah Harkness?

    Booking fees for Deborah Harkness, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Deborah Harkness, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Deborah Harkness?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Deborah Harkness for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Deborah Harkness for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Deborah Harkness or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Deborah Harkness or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Deborah Harkness is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Deborah Harkness for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Deborah Harkness generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Charlaine Harris, Laini Taylor, J. R. Ward, Patricia Briggs and Brandon Sanderson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Deborah Harkness for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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