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Guy Gavriel Kay


Canada (1954 - )

Guy Gavriel Kay was born and raised in Canada. In 1974-5 he spent a year in Oxford assisting Christopher Tolkien in his editorial construction of J R R Tolkien’s posthumously published THE SILMARILLION. He took a law degree at the University of Toronto on his return to Canada and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1981. Guy Gavriel Kay lives in Toronto.
 
Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (1986) : The Summer Tree
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1987) : The Summer Tree
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1991) : Tigana
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1991) : Tigana
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1999) : Sailing to Sarantium
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (2001) : Sailing to Sarantium
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2001) : Lord of Emperors
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2005) : The Last Light of the Sun
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (2008) : Ysabel
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (2008) : Ysabel
World Fantasy Best Novel winner (2008) : Ysabel
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (2011) : Under Heaven
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2011) : Under Heaven


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(Merlin Codex, book 1)
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