Katherine Arden is an American author known for her works in the historical fantasy and fairy tale retelling genres. She was born in Texas and grew up in California.Arden's most notable works include the "Winternight Trilogy," which is set in medieval Russia and explores the adventures of a young woman named Vasya as she battles supernatural forces and political intrigue, and the novel "Small Spaces," which is a modern retelling of the classic folktale "Tam Lin."Arden's writing is known for its lyrical prose, strong character development, and exploration of themes such as identity, belonging, and the power of myth and folklore. She has been nominated for several awards for her writing, including the Hugo Award for Best Series in 2019 for the "Winternight Trilogy."In addition to her writing, Arden has also worked as a Russian scholar and translator. She continues to write and publish new novels and stories, and her works are enjoyed by fans of historical fantasy and fairy tale retellings around the world.