Eowyn Ivey was raised in Alaska and continues to live there with her husband and two daughters.
The Snow Child, her debut novel, is being published in more than 20 languages. It is a UK, Norway, and New York Times bestseller. It has been named an Amazon UK Rising Star, a Waterstones 11 selection, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. The Christian Science Monitor, Oprah Magazine, The Times, and the Independent all named The Snow Child a book to watch for in 2012. Eowyn’s essays and short fiction have appeared in the Observer magazine, London’s Sunday Times magazine, the Sunday Express Magazine, the anthology Cold Flashes, the North Pacific Rim literary journal Cirque, FiveChapters, and Alaska Magazine, among other publications. Eowyn works at the independent bookstore Fireside Books where she plays matchmaker between readers and books. Prior to her career as a bookseller and novelist, Eowyn worked as a reporter at the Frontiersman newspaper.
The Snow Child is informed by Eowyn's life in Alaska. She and her family harvest salmon and wild berries, keep a vegetable garden, turkeys and chickens, and they hunt caribou, moose, and bear for meat. Their primary source of home heat is a woodstove, and they harvest and cut their own wood.