Zen Cho

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.”
~Kate DiCamillo

October 12th at 8:00pm ET – October 19th at 8:00pm ET on eBay

Auction Items

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    Free Domestic (US) & International Shipping via USPS
    $25 starting bid

Author’s Biography

I was born and raised in Malaysia, and currently live in England.

I’m the author of the Sorcerer to the Crown novels, historical fantasies with a postcolonial sensibility about magicians in 1800s London. I’ve also published a short story collection, Spirits Abroad, and a novella about nuns and bandits in a wuxia take on Emergency Malaya, The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water. My newest novel is a contemporary Malaysian fantasy called Black Water Sister.

My writing has been awarded the Crawford, British Fantasy and Hugo Awards, and the LA Times Book Prize/Ray Bradbury Prize. I’ve also been shortlisted for the World Fantasy, Ignyte, Lambda and Locus Awards, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer.

Read all about Zen on her website.


The live auction will be from Wednesday October 12th at 8:00pm – Wednesday October 19th at 8:00pm ET on eBay. You can bid anytime during that week on eBay. 

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Zen Cho
 has generously donated time to the Friends of the Ashland Public Library for our online Author Confidential Auction, helping raise funds to support our library programs for all ages. We are so grateful!