A Virtual Afternoon with Holly Black

A Virtual Afternoon with Holly Black
Join us for an Australia-exclusive event with award-winning fantasy writer Holly Black as she talks to fellow author Krystal Sutherland (Our Chemical Hearts) about the new novella set in in her captivating Fold of the Air series, How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories.

Holly and  Krystal will discuss their books and writing, the world of fantasy and Holly’s career, and you will have the chance to put your own questions to these masters of fantasy fiction at this exclusive event.


Once upon a time, there was a boy with a wicked tongue …

Before Cardan was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he was a faerie child with a heart of stone. In this sumptuously illustrated tale, Holly Black reveals a deeper look into the dramatic life of Elfhame’s enigmatic high king. This tale includes delicious details of life before The Cruel Prince, an adventure beyond The Queen of Nothing, and familiar but pivotal moments from The Folk of the Air trilogy, told wholly from Cardan’s perspective.

This new instalment in the Folk of the Air series is a return to the heart-racing romance, danger, humour and drama that enchanted readers everywhere. Each chapter is paired with lavish and luminous full-colour art by Rovina Cai, making this the perfect collector’s item to be enjoyed by audiences both new and old.

RSVP via Eventbrite.


  • Paperback and signed bookplate: AUD $24.99 + Eventbrite fee

Each limited edition bookplated is signed by Holly Black and illustrator, Rovina Cai!

( Kinokuniya Card Member discount is not applicable for this offer)

Pre-order through Eventbrite and it will be ready for collection from Kinokuniya Bookstore when the book is published on 24th November.

Postage is available for an additional $7 (registered standard post within Australia). Please note orders will start shipping from 24th November. While we endeavour to process your order as quickly as possible, please be aware Australia Post are still experiencing delays in their services and network.

**If you are RSVPing from outside Australia, please call +61 29262-7996 or email sydneyevents@kinokuniya.com to receive an international postage quote.**


Please note:

  • This event will be conducted using the video conferencing platform Zoom.
  • The link to join the virtual event along with a password will sent on the day of the event at 12:00pm AEDT. Please check your email (including spam folders).
  • Your camera and microphone will be disabled and muted when you join the event. This is to ensure Holly and Krystal are on screen at all times.
  • The Zoom event will be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube so you may enjoy the event again!
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Holly squareHolly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series with Cassandra Clare and the Folk of the Air series, which begins with The Cruel Prince in 2018 – nominated for the CLIP Carnegie Medal 2019, and winner of the Silver Inky for Best International YA book. She has also been a finalist for an Eisner Award, and was the recipient of the Andre Norton Award, the Mythopoeic Award and a Newbery Honor. She lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door.


Also by Holly:

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Rovina Cai is a freelance illustrator who works across a variety of genres. Her poetic imagery has served as book covers, posters and interior art for novels and picture books. She recently won the World Fantasy Award for Best Artist. Her work has also been recognised by organisations like the Society of Illustrators and the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Rovina works out of a cosy studio in Melbourne, Australia, in an old building that was once a convent and is possibly haunted.


Krystal squareKrystal Sutherland grew up in Australia, directly across the road from the local public library, where she spent almost every day after school having adventures between the pages of books. Now her own novels for young adults have been published in more than twenty countries. She served as an executive producer on Chemical Hearts, the Amazon Studios film adaptation of her first book, which stars Lili Reinhart and Austin Abrams. The TV rights to her second novel, A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares, were optioned by Yellow Bird US. Her third book, House of Hollow, is set for publication in 2021. She has lived in Sydney, San Francisco, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, but she currently calls London home.


Also by Krystal:

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RSVP now → When: Saturday, 5 December 2020
Where: Zoom