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John Gardner


(John Champlin Gardner)
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John Gardner (1933-82) was an American academic, a scholar of mediaeval literature, and writer who incorporated fantasy elements in many of his stories and novels, most notably in GRENDEL, JASON AND MEDEA, FREDDY'S BOOK and IN THE SUICIDE MOUNTAINS. Gardner was eclectic and prolific; he also wrote children's books, libretti, academic and non-fiction and plays.
 
Series contributed to
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by John Gardner
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Short stories
The Warden (1974)


Awards
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1972) : Grendel


Books about John Gardner
On Broken Glass (2000) by Susan Thornton
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