Deborah Harkness

Deborah Harkness

Deborah Harkness (born 1965) is an American scholar, novelist and wine enthusiast, best known as a historian and as the author of the All Souls Trilogy, which consists of The New York Times best-selling novel A Discovery of Witches and its sequels Shadow of Night and The Book of Life.

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, 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.

Harkness is a professor of history and teaches European history and the history of science at the University of Southern California. She has received Fullbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center fellowships, and her most recent scholarly work is The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution.


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Edited Darkki April 4, 2021

Speculative Fiction Novels (7)

(The All Souls Series #7)
2026 | fantasy | Release date TBA
(The All Souls Series #6)
2024 | fantasy | Release date TBA
(The All Souls Series #5)
2023 | fantasy | Release date TBA
(The All Souls Series #4)
2018 | fantasy
(All Souls Trilogy #3)
2014 | fantasy, romance
(All Souls Trilogy #2)
2012 | fantasy, romance
(All Souls Trilogy #1)
2011 | fantasy, romance

Others non-spefi books (1)

(The All Souls Series)
2018 | non-fiction