A lifelong Amsterdammer, Corinne Duyvis spends her days writing sci-fi and fantasy novels and getting her geek on whenever possible.

Her fantasy YA debut Otherbound (2014) won the Bisexual Book Award and received four starred reviews; Kirkus called it “original and compelling; a stunning debut” while the Bulletin praised its “subtle, nuanced examinations of power dynamics and privilege.” Her second book On the Edge of Gone (2016), an apocalyptic YA, received three starred reviews. School Library Journal called it “insightful, suspenseful, and unsettling in its plausibility.” Both are published by Amulet Books/ABRAMS.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Collect Them All–an original novel set in the Marvel Universe–will release April 2017.

Find Corinne at her Twitter or Tumblr. She is a co-founder and editor of Disability in Kidlit.

A publicity photo of Corinne Duyvis with bright pink hair, featuring a leafy green background. Landscape orientation.
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A publicity photo of Corinne Duyvis with bright pink hair, featuring a leafy green background. Square crop.
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Where appropriate, credit photographer Maija Haavisto.

Otherbound

With Nolan Santiago’s every blink, he witnesses the life of a mute servant girl from another world. She has no idea—until now.


Publisher: Amulet Books (ABRAMS)
Genre: young adult fantasy
Release date: 17 June 2014
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4197-0928-9
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4197-1681-2
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-6131-2509-0

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On the Edge of Gone

Denise—sixteen, guarded, and autistic—tries to hold her family together in the aftermath of a devastating comet impact.


Publisher: Amulet Books (ABRAMS)
Genre: young adult science fiction
Release date: 8 March 2016
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4197-1903-5
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-6131-2901-2

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Collect Them All

When the Guardians of the Galaxy investigate Groot’s rapid loss of strength, they find themselves facing an agitated Collector and a dangerous plot.


Publisher: Marvel
Genre: superhero science fiction
Release date: 20 April 2017
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-3029-0272-8
Ebook ISBN: TBA

short biography

A lifelong Amsterdammer, Corinne Duyvis spends her days writing sci-fi and fantasy novels and getting her geek on whenever possible.

Her fantasy YA debut Otherbound (2014) won the Bisexual Book Award and received four starred reviews; Kirkus called it “original and compelling; a stunning debut” while the Bulletin praised its “subtle, nuanced examinations of power dynamics and privilege.” Her second book On the Edge of Gone (2016), an apocalyptic YA, received three starred reviews. School Library Journal called it “insightful, suspenseful, and unsettling in its plausibility.” Both are published by Amulet Books/ABRAMS.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Collect Them All–an original novel set in the Marvel Universe–will release April 2017.

Find Corinne at her Twitter or Tumblr. She is a co-founder and editor of Disability in Kidlit.

long biography

Corinne Duyvis is an Amsterdam-based author of science fiction and fantasy novels for teenagers. She skipped her final year of grade school, dropped out of high school midway through, and was the youngest person to ever graduate from her art school at the age of nineteen. After brief bouts of working as an administrative assistant, portrait artist, and Dutch-to-English translator, she found her niche as an author. She attended the Clarion West writing workshop in 2011 and has published short stories in places such as Strange Horizons magazine and the Defying Doomsday anthology. Her first novel, a fantasy YA called Otherbound, was published in the United States shortly after Corinne turned twenty-five and has received wildly positive reviews. Her second novel, an apocalyptic YA called On the Edge of Gone, came out spring 2016 and was similarly well-received. Her latest work, Guardians of the Galaxy: Collect Them All–an original novel set in the Marvel Universe–will release spring 2017.

Corinne enjoys geeky comics and games, brutal martial arts, everything feline, and inordinate amounts of sleep. She cares deeply about the representation of marginalized groups, and is a co-founder of Disability in Kidlit, a website dedicated to disabled characters in children’s literature.

contact information

www.corinneduyvis.net
corinne.duyvis@gmail.com
Literary agent:
Ammi-Joan Paquette
www.emliterary.com
Foreign rights agents:
Rights People
www.rightspeople.com
Film and TV rights agents:
The Gotham Group
www.gotham-group.com
Audio rights agents:
Rebecca Mancini (Rights Mix)
rightsmix@gmail.com
US publicity for Otherbound and On the Edge of Gone:
Nicole Russo
nrusso@abramsbooks.com
UK and EU publicity for Otherbound and On the Edge of Gone:
Abrams & Chronicle
publicity@abramsandchronicle.co.uk

publicity photos

 

A recent publicity photo of Corinne Duyvis with pink hair, featuring a leafy green background. Landscape orientation.
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A recent publicity photo of Corinne Duyvis with pink hair, featuring a leafy green background. Square crop.
printweb

Where appropriate, credit photographer Maija Haavisto.

Otherbound basics

With Nolan Santiago’s every blink, he witnesses the life of a mute servant girl from another world. She has no idea—until now.

Publisher: Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS
Genre: young adult fantasy (13+)
Release date: 17 June 2014
Page count: 400
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4197-0928-9
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4197-1681-2
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-6131-2509-0

Otherbound praise

“Original and compelling; a stunning debut.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Duyvis makes ingenious use of a fascinating premise.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“While Duyvis’s debut is an exciting take on the fantasy genre … the true strength of the novel is in its positive portrayal of LGBT issues.”
School Library Journal (starred review)

“[T]his is how you do fantasy in a global world.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

“It’s an action-packed tale of passion, possession and hair-raising leaps from world to world. As you read it, remember to keep breathing.”
Margo Lanagan, Printz Honor winner

— Winner of the Bisexual Book Award for Speculative Fiction
— Finalist for the Bisexual Book Award for Young Adult Fiction
— Longlisted for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award

Otherbound hardcover flap copy

Amara is never alone. Not when she’s protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. Not when they’re fleeing across dunes and islands and seas to stay alive. Not when she’s punished, ordered around, or neglected.

She can’t be alone, because a boy from another world experiences all that alongside her, looking through her eyes.

Nolan longs for a life uninterrupted. Every time he blinks, he’s yanked from his Arizona town into Amara’s mind, a world away, which makes even simple things like hobbies and homework impossible. He’s spent years as a powerless observer of Amara’s life. Amara has no idea … until he learns to control her, and they communicate for the first time. Amara is terrified. Then, she’s furious.

All Amara and Nolan want is to be free of each other. But Nolan’s breakthrough has dangerous consequences. Now, they’ll have to work together to survive—and discover the truth about their connection.

Otherbound paperback copy

Amara is never alone. Never.

That’s because Nolan, a boy from another world, experiences her difficult, painful life alongside her. For years he’s been a powerless observer of her life, looking through her eyes. Amara has no idea … until Nolan learns to control her—and they communicate for the first time. Amara is terrified. Then she’s furious.

Amara and Nolan wan to be free of each other. But they’ll have to work together to survive—and discover the truth about their connection.

Otherbound catalog copy

Nolan doesn’t see darkness when he closes his eyes. Instead, he’s transported into the mind of Amara, a girl living in a different world. Nolan’s life in his small Arizona town is full of history tests, family tension, and laundry; his parents think he has epilepsy, judging from his frequent blackouts. Amara’s world is full of magic and danger—she’s a mute servant girl who’s tasked with protecting a renegade princess. Nolan is only an observer in Amara’s world—until he learns to control her. At first, Amara is terrified. Then, she’s furious. But to keep the princess—and themselves—alive, they’ll have to work together and discover the truth behind their connection.

A fascinating premise, clearly and compellingly written and imagined by a startlingly original debut writer.

On the Edge of Gone basics

Denise—sixteen, guarded, and autistic—tries to hold her family together in the aftermath of a devastating comet impact.

Publisher: Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS
Genre: young adult science fiction (13+)
Release date: 8 March 2016
Page count: 464
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4197-1903-5
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-6131-2901-2
Other rights sold: audio, Turkish, Dutch

On the Edge of Gone cover

On the Edge of Gone praise

“Duyvis creates a distinctive, nuanced voice for the autistic narrator of On the Edge of Gone.
The Chicago Tribune

“Insightful, suspenseful, and unsettling in its plausibility, this novel is sure to stick with readers long after the last page has been turned.”
School Library Journal (starred review)

“Life-affirming science fiction with spaceships, optimism in the apocalypse, and a diverse cast that reflects the real world.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“[On the Edge of Gone] offers an edge-of-your-seat survival plot and a compelling narrative … simultaneously heartbreaking and thought-provoking.”
The Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books (starred review)

“Utterly superb.”
SFX Magazine (SFX Loves selection)

“Denise’s raw, honest voice and her gripping story will stay with me for a long, long time.”
Laura Ruby, Printz Award winner

On the Edge of Gone copy

January 29, 2035. That’s the day the comet is scheduled to hit—the big one.

Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter near their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise’s addicted mother is going, they’ll never reach the shelter in time.

Then a last-minute encounter leads them to something better than a temporary shelter: a generation ship that’s scheduled to leave Earth behind and colonize new worlds after the comet hits. But each passenger must have a practical skill to contribute. Denise is autistic and fears that she’ll never be allowed to stay. Can she obtain a spot before the ship takes flight? What about her mother and sister?

When the future of the human race is at stake, whose lives matter most?

Guardians of the Galaxy: Collect Them All basics

When the Guardians of the Galaxy investigate Groot’s rapid loss of strength, they find themselves facing an agitated Collector and a dangerous plot.

Publisher: Marvel
Genre: superhero science fiction
Release date: April 2017
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-3029-0272-8
Ebook ISBN: TBA

Guardians of the Galaxy cover

TBA

Guardians of the Galaxy: Collect Them All copy

We are Groot!

When the Guardians attempt to evacuate a Kree prison planet and end up in a fight for their lives – what else is new? – they discover their old pal Groot is stretched a little thin. Someone is planting stolen branches of the monosyllabic hero and selling the saplings across the galaxy!

The search to find Groot’s missing pieces forces the Guardians into an alliance with the unscrupulous Collector, but the real problem is more complicated than he wants them to believe. The seller is a kid. And she’s got more than a few things in common with Gamora – like green skin and a wild temper. Now with an unruly teen in tow, the Guardians attempt to track down the remaining Groots – and discover an interplanetary conspiracy. War looms on the horizon. It’s a race against the Collector, Groot himself, and the entire Kree armada. It’s battle as Rocket likes it best.

Sit back and watch the destruction as Corinne Duyvis, author of Otherbound and On the Edge of Gone, makes her Marvel debut!

other writing

  • “And the Rest of Us Wait” in Defying Doomsday — a short story set during the same comet impact as On the Edge of Gone, about a Latvian teen singer stuck in an increasingly restless underground shelter. Released in 2016.
  • “Lilo Is” in Clockwork Phoenix 4 — a fantasy short story about the childhood of a half-human, half-spider-demon little girl. Published in 2013.
  • “Eight” in Strange Horizons magazine — a sci-fi short story about the personal and philosophical consequences of time travel. Published in 2011.