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Nancy Yi Fan

Nancy Yi Fan is the New York Times bestselling author of Swordbird and Sword Quest . She appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show as one of the World's Smartest Kids and on The Martha Stewart Show . Nancy spent part of her childhood in China, where she was born in 1993. Birds have been a lifelong passion of hers and provided the inspiration for her novels. She began writing her first novel, Swordbird , when she was eleven years old. Nancy attends Harvard University.