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Guy Gavriel Kay

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Guy Gavriel Kay was born on November 7, 1954 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. He became interested in fantasy fiction while working as an assistant to Christopher Tolkien. He assisted him with the editing of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion. After receiving a law degree from the University of visa mer Toronto, he became principal writer and associate producer for the CBC radio series, The Scales of Justice. He also wrote several episodes when the series moved to television. He has written social and political commentary for several publications including the National Post, The Globe and Mail, and The Guardian. His first fantasy novels were The Summer Tree, The Wandering Fire, and The Darkest Road, which make up the Fionavar Tapestry Trilogy. His other works include A Song for Arbonne, The Lions of Al-Rassan, Beyond This Dark House, The Last Light of the Sun, and Under Heaven. He has received numerous awards including and the Aurora Award for Tigana and The Wandering Fire, the 2008 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for Ysabel, and the International Goliardos Award for his work in the fantasy field. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Guy Gavriel Kay

Tigana (1990) 4,930 exemplar
Offerträdet (1984) 3,951 exemplar
The Lions of al-Rassan (1995) 3,126 exemplar
Den brinnande stenen (1986) 3,063 exemplar
Son av ljus och mörker (1986) 2,946 exemplar
A Song for Arbonne (1992) 2,675 exemplar
Sailing to Sarantium (1998) 2,519 exemplar
Ysabel (2007) 1,953 exemplar
Solens sista strålar (2004) 1,952 exemplar
Lord of Emperors (2000) 1,911 exemplar
Under Heaven (2010) 1,859 exemplar
River of Stars (2013) 787 exemplar
Children of Earth and Sky (2016) 732 exemplar
Fionavars vävnad (1986) 606 exemplar
A Brightness Long Ago (2019) 568 exemplar

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Silmarillion (1977) — Editorial assistant — 33,844 exemplar


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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Kay, Guy Gavriel
Canada (birth)
Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada
Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
University of Manitoba
University of Toronto
Associate Producer (radio)
writer (radio)
fantasy writer
Priser och utmärkelser
Guest of Honour, Eastercon, UK (2000)
Scales of Justice Award (best media treatment of a legal issue, Canadian Law Reform Commission, 1985)
Guest of Honor, Vericon, Cambridge, MA (2007)
Kort biografi
Guy Gavriel Kay (born November 7, 1954) is a Canadian author of fantasy fiction. Many of his novels are set in fictional realms that resemble real places during real historical periods, such as Constantinople during the reign of Justinian I or Spain during the time of El Cid. Those works are published and marketed as historical fantasy, though the author himself has expressed a preference to shy away from genre categorization when possible. Kay was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. When Christopher Tolkien needed an assistant to edit his father J.R.R. Tolkien's unpublished work, he chose Kay, then a student at the University of Manitoba, whose parents were friends of Baillie Tolkien's parents. Kay moved to Oxford in 1974 to assist Tolkien in the editing of The Silmarillion.

He returned to Canada in 1976 to finish a law degree at the University of Toronto, and became interested in fiction writing.

Kay became Principal Writer and Associate Producer for a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio series, The Scales of Justice.

In 1984, Kay's first fantasy work, The Summer Tree, the first volume of the trilogy The Fionavar Tapestry, was published.



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I've seen negative reviews of this book (but I hadn't seen them when I bought it), but I hadn't read anything by Kay yet, so I wasn't disappointed. Maybe it's because I didn't have anything to compare it to, but in any case I liked it. Well, maybe I should specify that I wasn't too thrilled with the characters, but the setting and the plot were both great.
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