Lev Grossman — American Novelist born on June 26, 1969,

Lev Grossman is an American novelist and journalist, notably the author of the novels Warp, Codex,The Magicians, The Magician King, and The Magician's Land. He is a senior writer and book critic for TIME... (wikipedia)

When it comes to true humility in the face of history, nothing beats complete silence.
I studied the cello for a long time, from when I was little up through college.
I loved fantasy, but I particularly loved the stories in which somebody got out of where they were and into somewhere better - as in the 'Chronicles Of Narnia,' 'The Wizard Of Oz,' 'The Phantom Tollbooth,' the 'Dungeons & Dragons' cartoon on Saturday morning in the '80s.
Supposedly I've got traces of an English accent, though I can't hear it. I must have inherited it from my mother, who's English, and then I think it was exacerbated by the fact that I live with an Australian.
I'm not one of your knockabout, knuckle-scarred, Internet-controversy-courting book critics. Occasionally I stumble into controversy accidentally, but not because I enjoy it. It's probably just because I'm a weird person.