Stefan Bachmann


Welcome to the website of Stefan Bachmann, author of books for teens and children. If you’d like to find out more about his writing, click on the Books page. Take a peek at the Extras page for art, music, and tidbits about the 19th century faery-infested England of his middle grade novels. You can also find various short stories by Stefan, follow him on Twitter, or read about his fairly ridiculous adventures on his blog. Thanks for stopping by!


Stefan's short story 'M' is featured in the much-buzzed horror anthology Slasher Girls and Monster Boys from Dial/Penguin.

Stefan's next book, A Drop of Night, will be published in the United States on March 15th, 2016

The Cabinet of Curiosities has received its second starred review from Publishers Weekly!

The Cabinet of Curiosities has received a STARRED review from Kirkus!

The Whatnot has been chosen as one of VOYA's best science fiction and fantasy books for young adults for 2013.

The Peculiar has been chosen as one of Fantasy Faction's best books of the year.

Translation rights for The Peculiar and The Whatnot have now sold in seven languages and HarperCollins's international paperback is available in bookstores worldwide. Check here, to see if a translation will be available in your language.

The German edition of The Peculiar, called Die Seltsamen, has released from Diogenes Verlag in Germany, Switzerland and Austria to much fanfare, including eight weeks on the Swiss hardcover bestseller list.

The Cabinet of Curiosities is a Junior Library Guild Selection!

Stefan Bachmann is on Huffington Post's list of 18 under 18 for 2012.

Publishers Weekly has given The Whatnot a STARRED review.

Greenwillow/HarperCollins has contracted two new books from Stefan for release in 2015 and 2016.

The Peculiar is now an international bestseller.

The Peculiar is a finalist for the Cybils Award 2012.

The Peculiar has been named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year.

The Peculiar has received fantastic reviews from both the New York Times and Los Angeles Times!

The Peculiar was named one of the big children's books of Book Expo America '12, and was a Middle Grade Buzz Book!

The Peculiar received a STARRED review from Publishers Weekly.

Independent bookstores across America picked The Peculiar as one of their New Voices of 2012.

The Peculiar is an Indie Next List Top Ten pick for Autumn 2012.