Profile: Michelle Knudsen

Michelle Knudsen is the New York Times best-selling author of fifty books for young readers of all ages, including the award-winning picture book Library Lion, which was selected by Time magazine as one of the 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time. For older (MG/YA) readers, she writes fantasy (the Trelian trilogy) and horror-humor-romance (the Evil Librarian trilogy). Her debut YA, Evil Librarian, was selected as YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults and won the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor). Michelle also works as a freelance editor and writing teacher, and is a member of the Writing for Young People MFA faculty at Lesley University. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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Awards

  • NPR’s Best Books of 2015
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • 2015 Sid Fleischman Award for Humor
  • YALSA 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • Irma S. and James H. Black Award winner
  • VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers selection
  • Time Magazine’s 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time

Featured Work

Will it finally be curtains for the demonic Mr. Gabriel in this climactic chapter of the Evil Librarian series?

After sending the evil librarian, Mr. Gabriel, back to the demon world once and for all at theater camp last summer, Cynthia is ready to enjoy a completely demon-free senior year of high school, especially once she learns the fall musical will be Les Misérables. She can’t wait to create the most incredible barricade set design in all of high-school theater. And her boyfriend, Ryan, is sure to land his dream role of Javert. But down in the demon realm, an epic mishandling of Mr. Gabriel’s essence leads to his escape — and soon he’s gathering strength, bent once again on revenge against Cyn and everyone she loves. Best-selling author Michelle Knudsen’s Evil Librarian series overflows with horror, humor, and hot guys — and it looks like this show’s got a third act.

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