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Ellen Kushner

Ellen Kushner is a novelist, performer and public radio personality. Her mythic novel Thomas the Rhymer, based on the Scottish border ballad and medieval legend, won both the 1991 Mythopoeic and World Fantasy Awards. July 2006 will see the publication of The Privilege of the Sword (Bantam), the long-awaited sequel to Swordspoint. Her previous novel, The Fall of the Kings (written with Delia Sherman, Bantam, 2002), is set in the same invented city as her first, the cult classic Swordspoint (described by Gene Wolfe as 'the book we would have had if Noel Coward had written a vehicle for Errol Flynn'). Ellen Kushner's children's story The Golden Dreydl: a Klezmer 'Nutcracker' for Chanukah, which she performs live with Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, is also available on CD from Rykodisc. Her adult performance piece, Esther: the Feast of Masks (2004 Gracie Allen Award), has been broadcast on public radio and tours the U.S. She is the host and writer of PRI's award-winning public radio program Sound & Spirit with Ellen Kushner, a weekly exploration of myth and music that Bill Moyers called "the best program on public radio!" which is broadcast on over 100 national public radio stations and online. She is a member of Terri Windling's Endicott Studio for Mythic Arts, and a co-founder of the Interstitial Arts Foundation.

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