Brandon Sanderson Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Oct, 2016
Facts of Brandon Sanderson
Date of Birth: 1975 , December-19
Age: 44 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Brandon Sanderson
Birth Name Brandon Sanderson
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Lincoln, Nebraska
Ethnicity White
Profession Fiction writer
Net Worth $6 million
Salary Unknown
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Blonde
Famous for Writer, creative writing instructor
Married Yes
Married to Emily Bushman (m. 2006)
Children 3
Divorce N/A
Education Brigham Young University
Awards David Gemmell Legend Award, Legend Award
Siblings Jordan Sanderson
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Brandon Sanderson is an Amercian fantasy and science fiction writer who has been notably known for his writings for children books. His notably known book series is the Mistborn series.

Synopsis

Brandon Sanderson has notably been known all across the world for Mistborn series as well as the fantasy series Wheel of Time. His other notable pieces of work include Stormlight Archive, The Way of the Kings and Writing Excuses. He has been actively involved in writing since 2005.

Early Life

Brandon Sanderson was born on the 19th of December, 1975. He is of American nationality. He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was enrolled in a two-year LDS mission in South Korea. He was enrolled in the Brigham Young University for his education and was a staff of the Leading Edge, a fiction magazine of the University.

Career

Brandon Sanderson started off writing with his first novel Elantris which met with positive reviews. This was followed by the start of the Mistborn fantasy trilogy on 2006, which to date has been his most important contribution to his profession.  On 2007, Brandon Sanderson released the novel Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians and then The Hero of Ages in 2008.

Brandon Sanderson released the fantasy series like The Wheel of Time and The Straught Archive which too met with positive reviews. Other book series includes the likes of Legion, The Reckoners as well as White Sand. He has also been an adjunct faculty at the Brigham Young University and participates in a weekly podcast named Writing Excuses. The universe where Sanderson’s books are based on is called The Cosmere.

Personal Life

Brandon Sanderson has been married. His wife is named Emily Bushman and they have been married since 2006. They have been married without any signs of an imminent split. The couple has three children together. Apart from his wife, he has never been known to have dated anybody else or to have cheated on his wife. The happy family resides in American Fork, Utah.

Net Worth and Achievements

Brandon Sanderson has accumulated the net worth of a whopping 6 million dollars for the endeavors he has carried out as a writer of a high caliber. His achievements for his writing credits are not just limited to a huge amount of net worth as he is the recipient of a huge number of awards too.

Brandon Sanderson has received the Hugo Award for Best Novella for The Emperor’s Soul in the year 2013 and the Hugo Award for Best Related work for Writing Excuses in the year 2013.

As of 2010, he obtained the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fantasy for his book Towers of Midnight on 2010 and he is the recipient of the Whitney Award for Best Speculative Fiction for his book Mistborn: The Heor of Ages on 2008.

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