Holly Black is an American writer who became known for her books for young people in the fantasy genre. Her most famous series about “The Folk of Air” was published in 2018.
Holly Black published her first book in 2002 under the title “Modern Faerie Tales”. It enjoyed great popularity and was included in the list of recommended reading for young people by the American Library Association.

Holly Black an American writer

In 2003, the author also published the first book in her series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, which has been translated into over 30 languages. In 2008, the film adaptation of Holly Black’s books was launched.

Holly Black is the author of the following books:

Adult novels
Book of Night (2022)

Young adult novels
Modern Faerie Tales
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale (2002)
Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie (2005)
Ironside: A Modern Faery’s Tale (2007)

The Curse Workers

White Cat (2010)
Red Glove (2011)
Black Heart (2012)

The Folk of the Air

The Cruel Prince (2018)
The Lost Sisters (2018, companion novella)
The Wicked King[21] (2019)
Queen of Nothing[22] (2019)
How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (2020, companion novella)

Books of Elfhame

The Stolen Heir (2023)
The Prisoner’s Throne (2024)

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (2013)
The Darkest Part of the Forest (2015)

Middle grade novels

Spiderwick, Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
The Spiderwick Chronicles
The Field Guide (2003)
The Seeing Stone (2003)
Lucinda’s Secret (2003)
The Ironwood Tree (2004)
The Wrath of Mulgarath (2004)
Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles
The Nixie’s Song (2007)
A Giant Problem (2008)
The Wyrm King (2009)

Accompanying books by Holly Black

Arthur Spiderwick’s Notebook of Fantastical Observations (2005)
Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You (2005)
The Spiderwick Chronicles: Care and Feeding of Sprites (2006)
Magisterium, Black and Cassandra Clare, illustrator Scott Fischer
The Iron Trial (2014)
The Copper Gauntlet (2015)
The Bronze Key (2016)
The Silver Mask (2017)
The Golden Tower (2018)

Doll Bones (2013, Newbery Medal honor book), illus. Eliza Wheeler
Heart of the Moors: An Original Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Novel (2019)

Graphic novels and comics

The Good Neighbors, illus. Ted Naifeh
The Good Neighbors: Kin (2008)
The Good Neighbors: Kith (2009)
The Good Neighbors: Kind (2010)
Lucifer vol. 1: Cold Heaven (2016, trade paperback)
Lucifer vol. 2: Father Lucifer (2017, trade paperback)
Lucifer vol. 3: Blood in the Streets (2017, trade paperback)

Short fiction
The Poison Eaters and Other Stories (2010), illus. Theo Black

Short stories

“Hades and Persephone” (1997) in Prisoners of the Night
“The Night Market” (2004) in The Faery Reel: Tales from a Twilight Realm
“Heartless” (2005) in Young Warriors: Stories of Strength
“Going Ironside” (2007) in Endicott Journal of Mythic Arts
“In Vodka Veritas” (2007) in 21 Proms
“Reversal of Fortune” (2007) in The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales
“The Poison Eaters” (2007), The Restless Dead: Ten Original Stories of the Supernatural, ed. Deborah Noyes
“Paper Cuts Scissors” (October 2007) in Realms of Fantasy
“The Coat of Stars” (2007) in So Fey
“Virgin” (2008) in Magic in the Mirrorstone
“The Boy Who Cried Wolf” (2009) in Troll’s Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales
“The Coldest Girl in Coldtown” (2009) in The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire
“A Very Short Story” (2009) in Half-Minute Horrors
“The Dog King” (2010) in The Poison Eaters and Other Stories
“The Land of Heart’s Desire” (2010) in The Poison Eaters and Other Stories
“The Arn Thompson Classification Review” (2010) in Full Moon City
“Sobek” (2010) in Wings of Fire
“Lot 558: Shadow of My Nephew by Wells, Charlotte” (2011) in The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities.
“Everything Amiable and Obliging” (2011) in Steampunk!
“The Perfect Dinner Party” (with Cassandra Clare, 2011) in Teeth
“The Rowan Gentleman” (with Cassandra Clare, 2011) in Welcome to Bordertown
“Noble Rot” (2011) in Naked City: New Tales of Urban Fantasy
“Coat of Stars” (2012) in Bloody Fabulous
“Little Gods” (2012) in Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron
“Millcara” (2013) in Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales
“Sisters Before Misters” (2014) (with Sarah Rees Brennan and Cassandra Clare) in Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy
“Ten Rules for Being an Intergalactic Smuggler (the Successful Kind)” (2014) in Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales
“1UP” (2015) in Press Start to Play

Anthologies edited

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd (2009), eds. Black and Cecil Castellucci
Zombies vs. Unicorns (2010), eds. Black and Justine Larbalestier
Welcome to Bordertown (2011), eds. Black and Ellen Kushner


“The Third Third: Israfel’s Tale” (1996) in d8 Magazine
“Bone Mother” (Autumn 2004) in Endicott Journal of Mythic Arts