I’m Ari Goelman. I write fantasy novels. Stories, too.
My first novel, The Path of Names was published by Arthur A. Levine in May, 2013. It’s a middle grade fantasy set at a summer camp, a kind of combination murder mystery / ghost story / ‘why did my parents make me go to summer camp?’ story. I went to summer camp for many years, but this is not based on my personal experiences. I never saw any ghosts, notwithstanding my heartfelt desire, and numerous experiments with a Ouija board when I was 11.
The Path of Names was a Parent’s Choice Silver Honor Award Winner, a Chocolate Lily Award Winner, a Junior Library Guild Selection and shortlisted for the B.C. Book Prize and the Sunburst Award. You can read more about all this, and what other people have said about The Path of Names if you hit the link above titled ‘Reviews /Awards.’ Or just click here.
You can read more about a whole variety of interesting things on my blog which I will someday start updating more frequently. Probably.
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Here’s some boilerplate about how terrific I am. It’s written in the 3rd person, so obviously it was written by some disinterested third party, concerned only with the truth:
Ari Goelman has published about twenty short stories, most recently in Strange Horizons, Daily SF, and Fantasy Magazine. He is a past winner of the Writers of the Future competition, and a graduate of the Clarion West writers workshop.
His academic work has been published in the Journal of Architecture, Planning and Research as well as Environment and Planning A, and has been covered in places as diverse as the Brookings Institute and The New York Times. He lives in Vancouver with his family and the rain.