About Lev

Photo by Beowulf Sheehan, 2020

I’m probably best-known for the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy—The Magicians, The Magician King, and The Magician’s Land—which has been published in thirty countries and adapted as a TV show that ran for five seasons on Syfy.

My newest book, The Silver Arrow, a novel for children, was published in September 2020. It was a bestseller and was on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, People magazine, Apple and Amazon best-of-the-year lists. The sequel, The Golden Swift, will be out in May of 2022.

In 2021 a movie I wrote called The Map of Tiny Perfect Things was released on Amazon Prime. I’m also developing a TV series called The Heavens with the Russo Brothers at Amazon.

I’ve also done a lot of journalism. I was the book critic at Time magazine for fifteen years, from 2002 through 2016, and I did a lot of technology coverage there too. In all I wrote around 20 cover stories. I’ve written for Vanity Fair, the Believer, the Village Voice, the Wall Street Journal, the New York TimesSalon, Slate, Wired, Entertainment Weekly, the Week, Buzzfeed, NPR, Lingua Franca and many other places. I’ve given talks and lectures at a lot of festivals and at Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Oxford, and I’ve served on the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle, Electric Literature, and the Harvard Advocate. In 2018 I was the Mary Higgins Clark Chair in Creative Writing at Fordham College.

On a less promotional note, I currently live in Brooklyn with my wife, three children and a Siamese cat in a creaky old house.