Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians trilogy.
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September 4, 2014 The author of the fantasy trilogy The Magicians talks about mentorship and Harry Potter. Then, he trades his magical keyboard for an Atari Centipede trackball in a game all about classic video games.
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August 9, 2014 NPR's Petra Mayer sees the sights at San Diego Comic-Con with Magicians Trilogy author Lev Grossman — and discusses what happens when wizardly kids have to face an adult world, without mentors.
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June 20, 2012 Michael Ondaatje returns with a seafaring coming-of-age story, while Lev Grossman delivers another literary fantasy and Ernest Cline makes his nerdy fiction debut. Journalist Ron Suskind casts Obama as a brilliant amateur and Amanda Foreman looks at Britain's role in the Civil War.
August 9, 2011 Lev Grossman's sequel to his 2009 fantasy novel catches up with the wizard prodigies we met in The Magicians and dares to ask: What if magic alone is not enough?
July 13, 2011 This Friday the credits will roll on the phenomenon that is Harry Potter. As fans prepare to graduate from the series of books and movies, they're left to wonder what the future will hold. NPR intern Annie Ropeik prepared her postgrad reading list with three books for the mature Harry Potter fan.
August 11, 2009 At first glance, Lev Grossman's new novel looks very much like a Harry Potter story — with older characters and an American setting. But a heap of moral ambiguity surrounds the use of magic and there is no villain, giving the tale many shades of gray.
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