Erin Morgenstern (born 1978) is an American author and multimedia artist.  Her debut fantasy novel, The Night Circus, was rejected by 30 literary agents before it was recognized and published to acclaim and global success in September 2011.

The Circus arrives in a Victorian town. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is a phantasmagorical experience that is only open at night. At the heart of the story is the competition between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who must outperform each another with increasingly complex forms of magic until one of them dies.

What is 'The Night Circus' about?

The Night Circus has been translated into over 35 different languages and has so far sold over 3 million copies worldwide. It has been nominated for the following awards: The Guardian First Book Award The Orange Prize for Fiction The Galaxy Book Awards The Goodreads Fantasy Award

The Popularity of  The Night Circus

It has also won an Alex Award from the American Library Association as well as the 2012 Locus Award for Best First Novel. It is a late Victorian magic splendour that appears to both adults and children alike, and is often compared to Harry Potter for its magical feeling.

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