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Name: Jane Yolen  
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Date of Birth: 11th February 1939
Place of Birth: New York, New York, USA
Profession: Writer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Jane Yolen (born February 11, 1939) is the author and editor of almost 300 fantasy, science fiction, and children's books. She wrote the Nebula Award-winning Sister Emily's Lightship (short story) and Lost Girls (novelette), as well as Owl Moon and The Emperor and the Kite, Caldecott Medal winners, the Commander Toad series and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight.

Her many short stories can be found in books as diverse as Am I Blue?: Coming out from the Silence and White as Snow (The Fairy Tales Series). One example is "Memoirs of a Bottle Djinni" in Arabesques (edited by Schwartz in 1988). Yolen also has a gift for the very short story, as evidenced by "Angelica" in 100 Great Fantasy Short-Short Stories. This latter collection was edited by Asimov, Greenberg and Carr in 1985.

Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens, Xanadu and Xanadu 2 are among the works that she has edited.

In the children's writing community, she is known for her pithy observations and her generosity towards beginning writers and illustrators.

Yolen is also critical of the Harry Potter series.

List of Works

  • Pit Dragon trilogy, novels (Dragon's Blood, 1982, Heart's Blood, 1984, A Sending of Dragons, 1987)
  • Devil's Arithmetic, novella, Nebula Award finalist, 1988, made into a movie starring Kirsten Dunst, Mimi Rogers and Brittany Murphy
  • Sister Light, Sister Dark, novel, Nebula Award finalist, 1990
  • White Jenna, novel, Nebula Award finalist, 1991
  • Xanadu, anthology, 1992
  • Briar Rose, novel, 1992
  • Xanadu 2, anthology, 1993
  • Xanadu 3, anthology, 1994
  • Am I Blue?: Coming out from the Silence, anthology, 1995
  • White as Snow (The Fairy Tales Series), anthology, 2001
  • "Take Joy"
  • Girl in a Cage novel

External link

  • Official Website
  • Jane Yolen at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database

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