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Jane Yolen


(Jane Hyatt Yolen Stemple)
USA flag (1939 - )

Jane Yolen is one of the acknowledged masters of fantasy today. She is the author of more than two hundred books for children and adults. Her young adult novel The Devil's Arithmetic won the Jewish Book Council Award. Her children's book Owl Moon, illustrated by John Schoenherr, was awarded the Caldecott Medal; her fantasy novels Sister Light, Sister Dark and White Jenna were both short-listed for the Nebula; and she's won the Nebula twice for short stories. She has also won the World Fantasy Award, the Christopher Medal twice, and the Golden Kite Award.

Jane Yolen lives with her husband in western Massachusetts and St. Andrews, Scotland.
 
Series
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Books of the Great Alta
1. Sister Light, Sister Dark (1988)
2. White Jenna (1989)
3. The One-Armed Queen (1998)
The Books of Great Alta (omnibus) (1997)
     aka The Great Alta Saga
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Young Merlin
1. Passager (1996)
2. Hobby (1996)
3. Merlin (1997)
The Young Merlin Trilogy (omnibus) (2004)
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Rock'n' Roll Fairy Tale (with Adam Stemple)
Pay the Piper (2005)
Troll Bridge (2006)
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Stone Man Mysteries (with Adam Stemple)
1. Stone Cold (2016)
2. Sanctuary (2018)
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Novels
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Jane Yolen
Dragons of Light (1980)
Elsewhere Two (1982)
Magic for Sale (1983)
100 Great Fantasy Short Short Stories (1984)
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 11 (1985)
Imaginary Lands (1985)
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 12 (1986)
The Year's Best Fantasy First Annual Collection (1988)
The Year's Best Fantasy Second Annual Collection (1989)
     aka Demons and Dreams
Nebula Awards 24 (1990)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Third Annual Collection (1990)
Vampires: The Greatest Stories (1991)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fifth Annual Collection (1992)
Inside the Funhouse (1992)
Xanadu (1993)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Sixth Annual Collection (1993)
The Ultimate Witch (1993)
Fantasy Stories (1994)
Xanadu 2 (1994)
Horses! (1994)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Seventh Annual Collection (1994)
Deals with the Devil (1994)
Angels of Darkness (1995)
Witch Fantastic (1995)
Xanadu 3 (1995)
The Armless Maiden (1995)
Nebula Awards 29 (1995)
Excalibur (1995)
Angels! (1995)
The Book of Kings (1995)
Great Writers and Kids Write Spooky Stories (1995)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual Collection (1995)
The Merlin Chronicles (1995)
Sisters of the Night (1995)
Blood Muse (1995)
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears (1995)
Off Limits (1996)
Castle Fantastic (1996)
Sisters in Fantasy 2 (1996)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Ninth Annual Collection (1996)
Fantasy Stories (1996)
Twists of the Tale (1996)
Wild Women (1997)
Modern Classics of Fantasy (1997)
Tarot Fantastic (1997)
Black Swan, White Raven (1997)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Tenth Annual Collection (1997)
Elf Magic (1997)
Wizard Fantastic (1997)
Robert Bloch's Psychos (1997)
Don't Open This Book! (1998)
Vampire and Werewolf Stories (1998)
The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy (1998)
Isaac Asimov's Camelot (1998)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eleventh Annual Collection (1998)
Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers (1998)
The Crow: Shattered Lives and Broken Dreams (1998)
In the Shadow of the Gargoyle (1998)
Nebula Awards 33 (1999)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Twelfth Annual Collection (1999)
Merlin (1999)
Bruce Coville's Strange Worlds (2000)
Black Heart, Ivory Bones (2000)
Sherwood (2000)
Nebula Awards Showcase 2000 (2000)
Perchance to Dream (2000)
A Wolf At the Door (2000)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Thirteenth Annual Collection (2000)
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Short stories
The Lady and the Merman [short story] (1976)
The Tower Bird (1978)
Angelica (1979)
Cockfight (1980)
The Sleep of Trees (1980)
Brothers of the Wind [short story] (1981)
In the Hall of Grief (1982)
The Malaysian Mer (1982)
Brother Kenan's Bell (1983)
The Foxwife (1984)
Evian Steel (1985)
The Face in the Cloth (1985)
The Confession of Brother Blaise (1986)
Dream Reader (1986)
"Once Upon a Time..." She Said (1987)
Science Fiction (1987)
Wolf/Child (1987)
Words of Power (1987)
The Boy Who Drew Unicorns (1988)
The Devil's Arithmetic [short story] (1988)Nebula Awards (nominee)
World Fantasy (nominee)
Memoirs of a Bottle Djinn (1988)
The Quiet Monk (1988)
Beauty and the Beast: An Anniversary (1989)
The Faery Flag [short story] (1989)
Mama Gone (1991)
A Story Must Be Held (1991)
The Question of the Grail (1992)
The Tale of the Seventeenth Eunuch (1992)
this is a story (1992)
Will (1992)
Inscription (1993)
Knives (1993)
The Ring at Yarrow (1993)
Circles (1994)
De Natura Unicorni (1994)
Marchen (1994)
Orkney Lament (1994)
Pitch (1994)
Allerleirauh (1995)
Daffodils (1995) (with Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple)
Jacob and the Angel (1995)
Journey into the Dark (1995)
The Mirror Speaks (1995)
The Question of the Sword (1995)
Sister Death (1995)
Swan/Princess (1995)
The Traveler and the Tale (1995)
Vamping the Muse (1995)
Women's Stories (1995)
Castle Collapse (1996)
First Contact/Second Coming (1996)
Flattened Fauna Poem #37: Cats (1996)
The House of Seven Angels (1996)
Intermarriage (1996)
Sex Among the Abos (1996)
Sextraterrestrials (1996) (with Joe Haldeman)
Wonder Land (1996)
Belle Bloody Merciless Dame (1997)
Godmother Death (1997)
Rabbit Hole (1997)
Song of the Cards (1997)
A Southern Night (1997)
The Wizard of the Birds (1997) (with Adam Stemple)
Become a Warrior (1998)
Bird Count (1998)
Carrion Crows (1998) (with Robert J Harris)
Lost Girls (1998)Nebula Awards
Sister Emily's LightShip [short story] (1998)Nebula Awards
Studies in Stone (1998) (with Robert J Harris)
Old Merlin Dancing On the Sands of Time (1999)
Cinder Elephant (2000)
Holy, Holy, Holy (2000) (with Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple)
Our Lady of the Greenwood (2000)
Snow in Summer [short story] (2000)


Awards
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book winner (1985) : Cards of Grief
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1986) : Dragonfield: And Other Stories
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1987) : Merlin's Booke
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1987) : Merlin's Booke
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1989) : The Devil's Arithmetic [short story]
World Fantasy Best Novella nominee (1989) : The Devil's Arithmetic [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1990) : Sister Light, Sister Dark
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1991) : Sister Light, Sister Dark
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1991) : White Jenna
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book winner (1993) : Briar Rose
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1993) : Briar Rose
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1993) : Briar Rose
Nebula Awards Best Short Story winner (1998) : Sister Emily's LightShip [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novellette winner (1999) : Lost Girls


Jane Yolen recommends
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The Gods of Pegana (1905)
Lord Dunsany
"Lord Dunsany is the great grandfather of us all."
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A College of Magics (1994)
(College of Magics, book 1)
Caroline Stevermer
"A large step up ... from Harry Potter."
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Song in the Silence (1996)
(Song in the Silence, book 1)
Elizabeth Kerner
"Elizabeth Kerner has a strong new voice that has the cadences and resonance of an old and wise bard."
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The Fox Woman (2000)
(Fox Woman, book 1)
Kij Johnson
"If you are a smash-and-grab, blood-on-the-sword fantasy reader, this astonishingly lyrical first novel about a medieval Japanese shapeshifter is not for you. But if you want lush prose, romantic settings, and a poetry-of-the-soul book, run-do not walk-to get this. God, I wish I had written it!"
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The Freedom Maze (2001)
Delia Sherman
"A bold and sensitively-written novel about a supposed-white child, Sophie Fairchild returned magically to a time of her ancestors who were slavemaster and slaves in the old South. I was mesmerized."
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Spiral Path (2014)
(Night Calls , book 3)
Katharine Eliska Kimbriel
"With a clear, distinctive voice, Katharine Kimbriel invents and re-invents magic on America's frontier..."
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The Oddling Prince (2018)
Nancy Springer
"In The Oddling Prince, Nancy Springer has written a small, perfect epic, three words I did not think could ever live well together. And yet here it is: romantic, heroic, moving, satisfying - and not an overblown farrago of words. Read it - and believe."

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