• Spear

    by Nicola Griffith
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April 25, 2022

Nicola Griffith

Harvard Book Store and Third Place Books welcome NICOLA GRIFFITH—the acclaimed author of Hild—for a discussion of her newest novel, Spear. She will be joined in conversation by ALIX E. HARROW, author of The Once and Future Witches.


She left all she knew to find who she could be . . .

She grows up in the wild wood, in a cave with her mother, but visions of a faraway lake drift to her on the spring breeze, scented with promise. And when she hears a traveler speak of Artos, king of Caer Leon, she decides her future lies at his court. So, brimming with magic and eager to test her strength, she breaks her covenant with her mother and sets out on her bony gelding for Caer Leon.

With her stolen hunting spear and mended armour, she is an unlikely hero, not a chosen one, but one who forges her own bright path. Aflame with determination, she begins a journey of magic and mystery, love, lust and fights to death. On her adventures, she will steal the hearts of beautiful women, fight warriors and sorcerers, and make a place to call home.

The legendary author of Hild returns with an unforgettable hero and a queer Arthurian masterpiece for the modern era. Nicola Griffith’s Spear is a spellbinding vision of the Camelot we've longed for, a Camelot that belongs to us all.

About Author(s)

Nicola Griffith is a native of Yorkshire, England. Her novels include Hild and So Lucky. Her essays, opinion pieces, reviews, and short fiction have appeared in an assortment of academic texts, the New York Times, NPR, and Literary Hub. In 2015 Nicola founded the Literary Prize Data working group whose purpose initially was to assemble data on literary prizes in order to get a picture of how gender bias operates within the trade publishing ecosystem.

Alix E. Harrow is a New York Times bestselling and Hugo-award winning writer living in Virginia with her husband and their two semi-feral kids. She is the author of The Ten Thousand Doors of JanuaryThe Once and Future Witches, and various short fiction.