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Nancy Springer

USA (1948 - )

**Nancy Springer** has published forty novels for adults, young adults and children. In a career beginning shortly after she graduated from Gettysburg College in 1970, Springer wrote for ten years in the imaginary realms of mythological fantasy, then ventured on contemporary fantasy, magical realism, and women’s fiction before turning her attention to children’s literature. Her novels and stories for middle-grade and young adults range from contemporary realism, mystery/crime, and fantasy to her critically acclaimed novels based on the Arthurian mythos, I AM MORDRED: A TALE OF CAMELOT and I AM MORGAN LE FAY. Springer’s children’s books have won her two Edgar Allan Poe awards, a Carolyn W. Field award, various Children’s Choice honors and numerous ALA Best Book listings. Her most recent series include the Tales of Rowan Hood, featuring Robin Hood
Anthologies edited
Prom NightRibbiting Tales: Original Stories About Frogs
Anthologies containing stories by Nancy Springer
Top FantasyA Century of Fantasy 1980-1989Catfantastic IIThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fifth Annual Collection
Horses!Chicks in ChainmailThe Best of Weird TalesCastle Fantastic
Sisters in Fantasy 2Tarot FantasticThe Fortune TellerMore Amazing Stories
Twice Upon a TimeSherwoodPerchance to DreamCivil War Fantastic
Short stories
The Way Your Life Is
Amends, A Tale of the Sun Kings (1983)
The Boy Who Plaited Manes (1986)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
World Fantasy (nominee)
In Carnation (1990)
Snickerdoodles (1990)
To Be a Hero (1991)
Whoops! (1995)
Concrete Example (1996)
Elvis Lives (1997)
Hexefus (1997)
The Time of Her Lif (1998)
Gilly the Goose Girl (1999)
Dreamfisher (2000)
Know Your True Enemy (2000)
Martial (2000)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (1982) : The Sable Moon
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1987) : The Boy Who Plaited Manes
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1987) : The Boy Who Plaited Manes
World Fantasy Best Short story nominee (1987) : The Boy Who Plaited Manes
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (1997) : Fair Peril

Nancy Springer recommends
My Abnormal Life
My Abnormal Life (2005)
Lee McClain
"Witty, dramatic, well-paced, a page-turner."

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