“Don't forget - no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.” – Charles de Lint
Multi-talented and multi-faceted, de Lint has told many, many stories in various genres, although fantasy is highest on his list. To date he has published a remarkable 71 books (and counting) plus numerous novellas, short stories, works of poetry, and song lyrics. Among his many works are the best-selling The Newford series (Dreams Underfoot, Widdershins, The Blue Girl, The Onion Girl, Moonlight and Vines, and Someplace to be Flying), and stand-alone novels like Moonheart, The Mystery of Grace, and A Circle of Cats.
Also a noted essayist, critic and folklorist he frequently writes book reviews for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and has served as a judge for the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the Bram Stoker Award.
Born on this date in 1951, the talented Canadian is a frequent lecturer and teacher at creative writing workshops in both Canada and the U.S., and together with his wife MaryAnn Harris has produced several musical albums as both a lyricist and a musician (he plays several different instruments). And, he maintains a wonderful exuberance about his writing.
“Life is like art. You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning,” de Lint said.
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