Patrick Rothfuss is an American fantasy writer, best known for his "The Kingkiller Chronicle" series. He was born on June 6, 1973, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.Rothfuss' interest in writing started at a young age, and he wrote his first fantasy novel when he was 14 years old. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and later the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied English. He then went on to teach English at various universities, including his alma mater.Rothfuss started writing "The Kingkiller Chronicle" series in the late 1990s, and the first book, "The Name of the Wind," was published in 2007. The book became a New York Times bestseller and received critical acclaim for its world-building and character development. The second book in the series, "The Wise Man's Fear," was published in 2011.Rothfuss has won several awards for his writing, including the Quill Award and the Alex Award. In addition to writing, he is also a philanthropist and has founded the Worldbuilders charity, which supports various humanitarian causes.Rothfuss is known for his meticulous attention to detail and world-building in his fantasy writing. He is also known for his extensive use of magic systems and his exploration of the psychology of his characters. He is currently working on the third and final book in "The Kingkiller Chronicle" series, which has been highly anticipated by his fans for several years.