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Ellen Kushner

USA flag (b.1955)

Ellen Kushner is an American writer of fantasy novels, and the host of the radio program Sound & Spirit, produced by WGBH in Boston and distributed by Public Radio International.

Kushner was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She lives in New York City with her wife and sometime collaborator.

Genres: Fantasy, Children's Fiction
Anthologies edited
   Basilisk (1980)
   The Horns of Elfland (1997) (with Donald G Keller and Delia Sherman)
   Welcome to Bordertown (2011) (with Holly Black)
Series contributed to
Choose Your Own Adventure
   47. Outlaws of Sherwood Forest (1985)
   56. The Enchanted Kingdom (1986) (with Judith Mitchell)
   58. Statue of Liberty Adventure (1986)
   63. Mystery of the Secret Room (1986)
   86. Knights of the Round Table (1988)
   1. Arrivals (2016)
   13. Departures (2016)
   Tremontaine: The Complete Season 1 (2017) (with others)
   Tremontaine: The Complete Season 2 (2017) (with others)
   Tremontaine: The Complete Season 3 (2018) (with others)
   Tremontaine: The Complete Season 4 (2018) (with others)
Ellen Kushner recommends
The Court of Shadows (2023)
(Vampyria Saga, book 1)
Victor Dixen
"A brilliant and brave young heroine who is still realistically vulnerable, in a world of vampires who really do want to kill people - and yet retain their creepy fascination. Read this to find out why Victor Dixen's thrilling series is a huge bestseller in France. I can't wait to read the next one!"
The Master of Samar (2023)
Melissa Scott
"Intricate and elaborate scheming both civil and magical, in a wonderfully-realized city. I am in awe!"
Never the Wind (2022)
Francesco Dimitri
"This book is so good that I am speechless. Staggeringly good! An extraordinarily powerful work. Dimitri casts his net into the sea of myth, and brings up a remarkable catch. Family, friendship, horror, humor, wit and deception - I have seldom read a book so powerful."

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Books containing stories by Ellen Kushner
Far Out (2021)
Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy
edited by
Paula Guran
Silk & Steel (2020)
A Queer Speculative Adventure Anthology
edited by
Janine A Southard

More books 

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book winner (1991) : Thomas the Rhymer
World Fantasy Best Novel winner (1991) : Thomas the Rhymer
World Fantasy Best Novella nominee (1998) : The Fall of the Kings [short story]
World Fantasy Best Short Story nominee (1999) : The Death of the Duke
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book winner (2003) : The Fall of the Kings
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : The Privilege of the Sword
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2007) : The Privilege of the Sword

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