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de Lint, Charles

de Lint, Charles

Canadian author Charles de Lint was born in December of 1951 in The Netherlands, but migrated to Canada at age four months. De Lint's works have been called "fantasy for people who normally don't read fantasy," as they have a modern setting for the most part, aka urban fantasy. Aside from being an author, he is also a poet, musician, artist, folklorist, and critic.

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Gaiman, Neil

Gaiman, Neil

British-born, US-resident Neil Gaiman is probably most famous for his award-winning series of Sandman comics, which is considered by many to be one of the greatest achievements in comic writing. His work extends well beyond the comic book realm, though, into adult novels, short stories, children's novels, picture books, and screenwriting.

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Handler, Daniel

Handler, Daniel

Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, is an American author, screenwriter, and accordionist. A native San Franciscan, alumnus of the San Francisco Boys Chorus, and graduate of Wesleyan University. His novels are The Basic Eight and Watch Your Mouth; they are comedies with a Gothic mood and rather adult subject matter. As "Lemony Snicket," Handler has written a series of children's novels, A Series of Unfortunate Events, but the man who starts out as a narrator becomes a character in the series, even writing a book entitled Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography. He has also written two additional works as Snicket, a comic about a Yeti in It Was a Dark and Silly Night, a volume of Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly's Little Lit series, and a holiday short story entitled "The Lump of Coal."

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Lewis, C.S.

Lewis, C.S.

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954 when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contribtions in literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year.

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This author is recommended by Nicole, Meaghan, and Bonster.
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Rowling, J.K.

Rowling, J.K.

Legend tells us that Joanne Rowling was a single mother barely scraping by until the publication of her first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, in 1997. She has since written five more books in Harry's story and become one of the wealthiest people in Britain.

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This author is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, Chelsea, Bonster, Hoppy, and Kathi.
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Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892-September 2, 1973) is most famous as the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. He attended King Edward's School, Birmingham and Oxford University; he worked as reader in English language at Leeds, as professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, and of English Language and Literature, also at Oxford. He was a strongly committed Catholic. He belonged to a literary discussion group called the Inklings, through which he enjoyed a close friendship with C. S. Lewis. Tolkien's other published fiction includes adaptations of stories originally told to his children. The enduring popularity and influence of Tolkien's works have established him as the "father of the modern high fantasy genre".

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This author is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Bonster, Nicole, and Hoppy.
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