Elizabeth Wein (born October 2, 1964) is an American author of historical fiction for young adults.
Wein's first five books recount a version of the King Arthur stories which moves the narrative to the kingdom of Aksum in 6th century Ethiopia. The stories focus on her interpretation of Medraut (Mordred) and his half-Aksumite, half-British son Telemakos.
Her 2012 novel, Code Name Verity, is a World War II thriller focusing on the friendship between two young British women, a transport pilot and a spy. It was designated a Michael L. Printz Award Honor book in 2013.
Wein's short stories have been published in collections edited by Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling, and Sharyn November.Kilde: Wikipedia