Nicola Griffith Signs HILD
Meet Nicola Griffith: author of acclaimed, award-winning HILD and other fiction and memoir.
HILD: IN SEVENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN, a new religion is coming ashore and small kingdoms are merging, frequently and violently. Hild is the king’s youngest niece, with a glittering mind and a natural authority. She is destined to become one of the pivotal figures of the Early Middle Ages: Saint Hilda of Whitby. But for now she has only the powerful curiosity of a bright child and the precarious advantage of a plotting uncle, Edwin of Northumbria, who will stop at nothing to become overking of Angles. Hild establishes a place for herself at his side as the king’s seer, and she is indispensable—as long as she doesn’t lead Edwin astray. The stakes are high—life and death—for Hild, for her family, and, increasingly, for those who seek protection from this strange girl who seems to see the future.
Drawing from the few records history has left us, Nicola Griffith has brought the young Saint Hilda’s harsh, beautiful world to vivid, absorbing life.
HILD: Finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Novel, Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, & A Seattle Times Best Book of the Year
“Extraordinary...HILD resonates to many of the same chords as Beowulf, the legends of King Arthur, The Lord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones.”—Neal Stephenson
“Truly, truly remarkable.”—Karen Joy Fowler
“Our male heroes are going to be jealous.”—The Washington Post
“This is one of the truly great novels of the past year.”—IO9
NICOLA GRIFFITH is the award winning author of five novels, including Hild, and a memoir. A native of Yorkshire, England—now a dual U.S./U.K. citizen—she is a onetime self-defense instructor who turned to writing full-time upon being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1993. She lives with her wife in Seattle.