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Elizabeth Kostova
Elizabeth Johnson Kostova (born December 26, 1964) is an American author best known for her debut novel The Historian.

Early life

Elizabeth Z. Johnson was born in New London, Connecticut and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee where she graduated from the Webb School of Knoxville. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University[1] and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, where she won the 2003 Hopwood Award for her Novel-in-Progress.[2] She is married to a Bulgarian scholar.


In May 2007, the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation was created. The Foundation helps support Bulgarian creative writing, the translation of contemporary Bulgarian literature into English, and friendship between Bulgarian authors and American and British authors.[24]

Kostova released her second novel The Swan Thieves on January 12, 2010.

 External links:
    Elizabeth Kostova at the WiKiPedia
    Elizabeth Kostova Official Website
    Works by or about Elizabeth Kostova in libraries