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'''Patrick Rothfuss''' is the author of [[The Kingkiller Chronicle]] and its companion stories. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6{{Sup|th}}, 1973.
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'''Patrick Rothfuss''' is the author of ''[[The Kingkiller Chronicle]]'' and its companion stories.
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== Biography ==
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Patrick "Pat" James Rothfuss was born in Madison, Wisconsin<ref name="Pat autobio">[https://www.patrickrothfuss.com/content/author.asp Patrick Rothfuss's autobiography], official website</ref>, on June 6{{Sup|th}}, 1973. His father Jim was an engineer.<ref>[http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/nonfiction/interview-patrick-rothfuss/ Interview with Lightspeed Magazine] (March, 2015). This is loose, but I'll confirm from something more solid later.</ref> He and his younger sister<ref>Pat's blog: [https://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2018/08/a-blog-if-only-barely/A blog, if only barely]</ref> were raised in rural Wisconsin.
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In 1999, Rothfuss graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he had originally enrolled as "to study the equivalent of chemical engineering".<ref>Pat's blog, [https://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2013/09/on-the-making-of-metheglin/ On the Making of Methelgin]</ref> He would later switch to clinical psychology<ref>SFBook, [https://sfbook.com/patrick-rothfuss.htm Patrick Rothfuss bio]</ref>; three years into his degree, he became "Undeclared".<ref name="Denvention bio">[http://www.fanac.org/Denvention3/programming/bios8.html Denvention 3 biography]</ref> Nine years later, university policy finally forced him to graduate; he left with a BA in English, and minors in psychology, history, philosophy, and writing.<ref name = "Denvention bio" />
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== Works ==
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=== Temerant ===
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These are novels or stories set in [[Temerant]], the world of [[The Kingkiller Chronicle]].
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* ''[[The Name of the Wind]]'' (March 27, 2007) was the first novel in in the trilogy ''The Kingkiller Chronicle''.
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* ''[[The Wise Man's Fear]]'' (March 1, 2011) was the second novel in the trilogy ''The Kingkiller Chronicle''.
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* [["How Old Holly Came to Be"]] (July, 2013) was published in the anthology ''Unfettered'', edited by Shawn Speakman, a short story spin-off.
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* ''[[The Slow Regard of Silent Things]]'' (January 11, 2014) is a spin-off novella. It was illustrated by [[Nate Taylor]].
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* [["The Lightning Tree"]] (June 17, 2014), a spin-off novellette published in ''Rogues''. It was edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.
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* ''[[The Doors of Stone]]'' (unpublished), the upcoming final book in ''The Kingkiller Chronicle''.
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=== Upcoming ===
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* [["The Boy Who Loved the Moon"]]
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==== On Hold ====
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* ''The Tale of Laniel Young-Again'': This is the working title<ref>YouTube, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSNEcuqSboo Patrick Rothfuss reads "The Tale of Laniel Young-Again"]: "The standing, awful title for this is ''The Tale of Laniel Young-Again''"</ref> for a story about a legendary figure in the world of Temerant. The book was put on on hold "about two thirds of the way in"<ref>YouTube, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vxUKucLp7o Projects after book three — Patrick Rothfuss on JoCo Cruise 2017]</ref>in 2014 to focus work on ''The Doors of Stone''<ref>[https://www.reddit.com/r/KingkillerChronicle/comments/2kogs3/laniel_young_again/ Kingkiller Chronicle subreddit report on a book reading]</ref>.
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== Personal Life ==
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Rothfuss lives in a house he bought with his girlfriend Sarah in 2009. The couple has two sons.
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== Notes ==
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Latest revision as of 20:21, 14 January 2020

I remember sitting down once, [at] three in the morning and probably the only person awake in Stevens Point. And I stop, and I think: "This is crap! I've spent years of my life writing crap. This will never be published - it isn't good... I've wasted years of my life!" *shrugs and types on* You do it because you like the process. I mean... you write because you like to write.

Patrick Rothfuss is the author of The Kingkiller Chronicle and its companion stories.

Biography

Patrick "Pat" James Rothfuss was born in Madison, Wisconsin[1], on June 6th, 1973. His father Jim was an engineer.[2] He and his younger sister[3] were raised in rural Wisconsin.

In 1999, Rothfuss graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he had originally enrolled as "to study the equivalent of chemical engineering".[4] He would later switch to clinical psychology[5]; three years into his degree, he became "Undeclared".[6] Nine years later, university policy finally forced him to graduate; he left with a BA in English, and minors in psychology, history, philosophy, and writing.[6]

Works

Temerant

These are novels or stories set in Temerant, the world of The Kingkiller Chronicle.

Upcoming

On Hold

  • The Tale of Laniel Young-Again: This is the working title[7] for a story about a legendary figure in the world of Temerant. The book was put on on hold "about two thirds of the way in"[8]in 2014 to focus work on The Doors of Stone[9].

Personal Life

Rothfuss lives in a house he bought with his girlfriend Sarah in 2009. The couple has two sons.

Notes

  1. Patrick Rothfuss's autobiography, official website
  2. Interview with Lightspeed Magazine (March, 2015). This is loose, but I'll confirm from something more solid later.
  3. Pat's blog: blog, if only barely
  4. Pat's blog, On the Making of Methelgin
  5. SFBook, Patrick Rothfuss bio
  6. 6.0 6.1 Denvention 3 biography
  7. YouTube, Patrick Rothfuss reads "The Tale of Laniel Young-Again": "The standing, awful title for this is The Tale of Laniel Young-Again"
  8. YouTube, Projects after book three — Patrick Rothfuss on JoCo Cruise 2017
  9. Kingkiller Chronicle subreddit report on a book reading