Photo: Vicki Bailey /  VHB Photography

Photo: Vicki Bailey / VHB Photography


A. K. Larkwood studied English at St John’s College, Cambridge. Since then, she has worked in higher education & media relations, and is now studying law. She lives in Oxford, England, with her wife and a cat. Her debut novel, The Unspoken Name, will be published by Tor in 2020.

(Also, my favourite things to write about are:

  • loyalty ‘n’ betrayal

  • human sacrifice

  • immortals behaving badly

  • fraught banquets where someone gets murdered

  • fantasy archaeology

  • people bleeding a single aesthetic drop of blood as they die in the snow

… but in real life my main excitement day-to-day is when I get to cook a new kind of lentil.)