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Nancy Springer


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Nancy Springer is the award-winning author of more than fifty novels, including the Books of Isle fantasy series, the Enola Holmes mystery series and a plethora of magical realism, women’s fiction, contemporary young adult and other titles. She received the James Tiptree Jr. Award for Larque on the Wing, the Edgar Allan Poe Award for her juvenile mysteries Toughing It and Looking for Jamie Bridger, and has been a frequent nominee for the Nebula and World Fantasy awards. She currently lives in the Florida Panhandle, where she rescues feral cats and enjoys the vibrant wildlife of the wetlands.
 
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Anthologies containing stories by Nancy Springer
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Short stories
The Way Your Life Is
Amends, A Tale of the Sun Kings (1983)
The Boy Who Plaited Manes (1986)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
World Fantasy (nominee)
In Carnation (1990)
Snickerdoodles (1990)
To Be a Hero (1991)
Whoops! (1995)
Concrete Example (1996)
Elvis Lives (1997)
Hexefus (1997)
The Time of Her Lif (1998)
Gilly the Goose Girl (1999)
Dreamfisher (2000)
Know Your True Enemy (2000)
Martial (2000)


Awards
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1982) : The Sable Moon
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1987) : The Boy Who Plaited Manes
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1987) : The Boy Who Plaited Manes
World Fantasy Best Short Story nominee (1987) : The Boy Who Plaited Manes
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book winner (1994) : Larque on the Wing
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1997) : Fair Peril
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2008) : Dusssie


Nancy Springer recommends
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My Abnormal Life (2005)
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Lee McClain
"Witty, dramatic, well-paced, a page-turner."
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The Emerald Circus (2017)
Jane Yolen
"Talk about imaginary gardens with real toads in them! In this wide-ranging short story collection, Jane Yolen’s scholarship and creative genius combine to bestow upon the reader fantastic new intimacy with venerable tales and persons."

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