Ellen Kushner weaves together multiple careers as a writer, radio host, teacher, performer and public speaker.A graduate of Barnard College, she also attended Bryn Mawr College, and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She began her career in publishing as a fiction editor in New York City, but left to write her first novel Swordspoint, which has become a cult classic, hailed as the progenitor of the “mannerpunk” (or “Fantasy of Manners”) school of urban fantasy. Swordspoint was followed by Thomas the Rhymer (World Fantasy Award and the Mythopoeic Award), and two more novels in her “Riverside” series. In 2015, Thomas the Rhymer was published in the UK as part of the Gollancz “Fantasy Masterworks” line.
In addition, her short fiction appears regularly in numerous anthologies. Her stories have been translated into a wide variety of languages, including Japanese, French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Latvian and Finnish.
Inside the Writers house brings you into the homes, offices, and writing rooms of acclaimed authors (via video chat) for an inside eye on their working life and a level of intimacy often lacking in more formal settings. Visits are conversational, molded by audience questions, and may include readings and person tours. Open to the public.
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