|Born|| 6 June 1973 |
|Notable work(s)||The Name of the Wind (2007)|
The Wise Man's Fear (2011)
Quill Award (2007) David Gemmell Legend Award" (2012)
- Peter S. Beagle, Neil Gaiman, J. R. R. Tolkien, George Carlin, William Shakespeare, Orson Scott Card, Tim Powers, Terry Pratchett, Joss Whedon, Diogenes of Sinope, Edmond Rostand, Nnedi Okorafor
Patrick James Rothfuss (born June 6, 1973) is an American fantasy writer and college lecturer. He is the author of the projected three-volume series The Kingkiller Chronicle.
Patrick Rothfuss was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and received his B.S. in English from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point in 1999 after spending nine years as an undergraduate exploring various majors such as Chemical Engineering, Clinical Psychology, and others. He contributed to The Pointer, the campus paper and produced a widely circulated parodic warning about the Goodtimes Virus.
He graduated in 1999, received an MA at Washington State University, and returned to teach at Stevens Point. In 2002, he won the Writers of the Future 2002 Second Quarter competition with "The Road to Levinshir", an excerpt from his then-unpublished novel The Wise Man's Fear. Rothfuss subsequently sold the novel to DAW Books.
In August 2012, Rothfuss began a monthly podcast called The Story Board on fantasy, featuring authors such as Terry Brooks and Brandon Sanderson.
Mr. Rothfuss has one son he calls "Oot" and lives in a house he bought with his girlfriend, Sarah.  
- The Kingkiller Chronicle
- Other works
- "The Road to Levinshir" A Kingkiller Chronicle side story (July 2008, Subterranean Press), Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy Also published in EPIC: Legends of Fantasy Anthology, Edited by John Joseph Adams ISBN: 9781616960841
- The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle (July 2010, Subterranean Press)
- Your College Survival Guide (2008, Cornerstone Press)
Awards and honors
- #1 The New York Times Best Seller
- Writers of the Future (2002 Second Quarter)
- Quill Award (2007)
- "Best Books of the Year" (2007) – Publishers Weekly – Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
- "David Gemmell Legend Award" (2012)
- Ranked 3rd in "Best 21st Century Fantasy Fiction Novels" by Locus (2012)
- NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books (2011) 
- Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Epic Fantasy (2007) 
- Gollancz 50 Top Ten SciFi/Fantasy (2011)
- ^ Grilo, Ana (April 24, 2009). "Patrick Rothfuss loves me!!!!". thebooksmugglers.com. http://thebooksmugglers.com/2009/05/patrick-rothfuss-loves-me.html. Retrieved 2011-07-17.
- ^ Larry (June 12, 2007). "Interview with Patrick Rothfuss, Part II". ofblog.blogspot.com/. The OF Blog. http://ofblog.blogspot.com/2007/06/interview-with-patrick-rothfuss-part-ii.html. Retrieved 2011-07-17.
- ^ Thompson, Robert (March 25, 2007). "Interview with Patrick Rothfuss". fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com. http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/2007/03/interview-with-patrick-rothfuss.html. Retrieved 2011-07-17.
- ^ H. Bedford, Rob; St-Denis, Patrick (March 26, 2007). "Interview with Patrick Rothfuss". sffworld.com. http://www.sffworld.com/interview/224p1.html. Retrieved 2011-07-17.
- ^ Rothfuss, Patrick (May 8, 2008). "Your College Survival Guide: The End". The Pointer (University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point). http://pointeronline.uwsp.edu/May082008/LettersAndOpinion/YourCollegeSurvival.aspx. Retrieved June 12, 2009.
- ^ "Legend/AntiLegend: Humor as an Integral Part of the Contemporary Legend Process", in Rumor Mills: The Social Impact of Rumor and Legend, ed. Gary Alan Fine, Veronique Campion-Vincent, and Chip Heath, pp. 131-33. New York: Aldine de Gruyter. ISBN 0-202-30747-0.
- ^ Rothfuss, Patrick (2007). "Bio". Patrick Rothfuss official website. http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/content/author.asp. Retrieved September 1, 2008.
- ^ a b "2002". Writers of the Future Contest Winners. Author Services, Inc.. 2007. Archived from the original on May 1, 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080501101544/http://www.writersofthefuture.com/awards.htm#2002. Retrieved September 2, 2008.
- ^ http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2012/07/why-i-love-my-editor/
- ^ http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2012/07/on-being-manly/
- ^ Rothfuss, Patrick (April 18, 2010). "I said I’d tell you when I knew...". blog.patrickrothfuss.com. http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2010/04/i-said-id-tell-you-when-i-knew/. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
- ^ "The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle". catalog. Subterranean Press. http://www.subterraneanpress.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=rothfuss01&Category_Code=PRE&Product_Count=23.
- ^ "UWSP lecturer honored at 2007 Quill Awards" (Press release). University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. October 26, 2007. Archived from the original on 2009. http://www.uwsp.edu/news/forTheMedia/nrArchive/pr/chRothfussQuill.htm. Retrieved September 2, 2008.
- ^ "PW's Best Books of the Year". Publishers Weekly. November 5, 2007. Archived from the original on 2008-05-12. http://web.archive.org/web/20080512021628/http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6496987.html. Retrieved June 7, 2009.
- ^ DeNardo, John (2012-06-17). "Winners: 2012 David Gemmell Award." SFSignal.com. Retrieved 2012-10-12.
- ^ (2012-06-15) "David Gemmell Legend Award Winners 2012 Announced." GemmellAward.com. Retrieved 2012-10-12.
- ^ Locus Announces Winners of “Best Novels of 20th and 21st Century” Poll
- ^ http://www.npr.org/2011/08/11/139085843/your-picks-top-100-science-fiction-fantasy-books
- ^ http://www.rtbookreviews.com/rt-awards/nominees-and-winners?year=2007#Sci-Fi/Fantasy