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Rocket Talk Episode 73: V.E. Schwab and Miriam Weinberg

Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast!

This week, Justin is joined by V.E. Schwab and Miriam Weinberg, the author and editor team behind  A Darker Shade of Magic and its forthcoming sequel A Gathering of Shadows. They talk about their editorial relationship, Schwab’s path to publication, and the thoughts that went into creating the sensation that the series has become.

V.E. Schwab is the author of YA novels The Near Witch, The Archived, and The Unbound. Schwab’s first adult novel, Vicious, debuted to critical praise and reader accolades. Her latest series, beginning with A Darker Shade of Magic, takes us on a journey through parallel Londons—its sequel, A Gathering of Shadows, publishes February 23rd in the US from Tor Books and in the UK from Titan. You can read an excerpt here on

Miriam Weinberg is an editor at Tor Books. She has worked with several editors, including Hugo-award winning editors Liz Gorinsky and Patrick Nielsen Hayden, and is now busily working to build her own list.


Rocket Talk Episode 73 (53:30)

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