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David Eddings


(David Carroll Eddings)
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Husband of Leigh Eddings

David Eddings published his first novel, High Hunt, in 1973, before turning to the field of fantasy and The Belgariad, soon followed by The Malloreon. Born in Spokane, Washington, in 1931, and raised in the Puget Sound area north of Seattle, he received his bachelor of arts degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, in 1954, and a master of arts degree from the University of Washington in 1961. He has served in the United States Army, has worked as a buyer for the Boeing Company, and has also been a grocery clerk and a college English teacher.

Genres: Fantasy
 
Awards
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1983) : Queen of Sorcery
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : Belgarath the Sorcerer
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1997) : Polgara the Sorceress