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Melissa Albert

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Albert studied Journalism at Columbia College Chicago and covered arts and entertainment for publications like Time Out Chicago, Chicago Journal, and Bookslut.

Biography: Melissa Albert moved to Brooklyn four years after graduating from college. She is the founding editor of the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog and the managing editor of She has written for McSweeney's, Time Out Chicago, MTV, and more.

  • """The Hazel Wood"""
  • -- New York Times Bestseller
  • -- Seven starred reviews
  • -- New York Times Notable YA Book of 2018
  • -- Boston Globe Best Book of the Year
  • -- Wall Street Journal Best Children’s Book of the Year
  • -- #1 ABA IndieNext Pick

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Young adult readers

Melissa Albert on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

ISBN: 125014793X OCLC: 1031551006

FLATIRON Books, [Place of publication not identified], 2019.

The Hazel Wood :
ISBN: 1250147905 OCLC: 972217527

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get.