Exclusive Interview with ‘A Discovery of Witches’ Author Deborah Harkness

Exclusive Interview with ‘A Discovery of Witches’ Author Deborah Harkness

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AMC’s adaptation of Deborah Harkness’ bestseller A Discovery of Witches, the first in the All Souls Trilogy, has been gaining critical acclaim since it aired on AMC on April 7th, and currently holds at 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The show, which follows Diana Bishop, a reluctant witch who discovers a bewitched manuscript which throws her into the world of magic, and compelling her to form a forbidden alliance with a vampire… We were lucky enough to catch up with author Deborah Harkness to get her thoughts on the show, on writing, and on what’s happening with her wine blog…     …

This Bestselling Supernatural Trilogy Is About to Become Your Favorite Show!

This Bestselling Supernatural Trilogy Is About to Become Your Favorite Show!

The first novel in scholar Deborah Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy, entitled A Discovery of Witches, was published in February 2011 to great acclaim, debuting on both the New York Times and USA Today best-seller lists. A Discovery of Witches was Harkness’ first foray into the world of fiction after publishing several non-fiction books during her career as a historian. (A career that, by the way, explains Harkness’ immersive attention to detail!) Karen Valby of Entertainment Weekly noted that “Harkness writes with thrilling gusto about the magical world. Whether she’s describing a yoga class for witches, daemons, and vampires or Diana’s benignly haunted house, it’s …

5 Magical Book Series With Enchanting Future Adaptations

5 Magical Book Series With Enchanting Future Adaptations

Spring is here, the time of new life, so it’s time to spring-clean your must-watch and must-read lists before summertime! We’ve got five enchanting book series for you to read, each of which you can expect to see coming to your screens. Some will show up sooner than others (like A Discovery of Witches which premieres April 7 9/8c on AMC), but as for those adaptations without official release dates—we’re sure you’ll have fun looking forward to them! So, without further ado, here are five magical series that are certain to enchant you.   1. Deborah Harkness’s All Souls Series / AMC’s …

‘A Discovery of Witches’ Author Deborah Harkness Is the Magic Expert You Need to Know About

‘A Discovery of Witches’ Author Deborah Harkness Is the Magic Expert You Need to Know About

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AMC’s adaptation of Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy premieres April 7th, and if the books are anything to go by, it’s going to be BIG. Not only due to their enormous popularity—the first in the series, A Discovery of Witches, was an instant New York Times bestseller, and more than thirty-seven foreign editions and translations of volumes from the trilogy have been published—but also due to their fascinating origins. Author Deborah Harkness did not start out life dreaming of fantasy writing. Quite the opposite. Harkness came to fiction through nonfiction; academic research, to be exact. A professor of history, she teaches …