Ellen Kushner’s first novel, the cult classic Swordspoint, introduced readers to Riverside, the setting she later returned to in The Privilege of the Sword (Locus Award, Nebula nominee); The Fall of the Kings (written with Delia Sherman) and a collection of related short stories. Kushner recorded all three novels in audiobook form for Neil Gaiman Presents/Audible.com, winning a 2012 Audie Award for Swordspoint. A new online collaborative prequel to Swordspoint, called Tremontaine, debuted in Fall 2015 with the e-publisher Serial Box, and continues with new adventures next year.
With Holly Black, Kushner co-edited Welcome to Bordertown, a revival of the original urban fantasy shared world series created by Terri Windling. She has also written the World Fantasy Award-winning Thomas the Rhymer, and back in the day was responsible for five of the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure series books. Her children’s book The Golden Dreydl was adapted (by her) as The Klezmer Nutcracker for New York’s Vital Theater.
A popular performer and public speaker, Ellen Kushner created and hosted the long-running public radio show Sound & Spirit, which Bill Moyers called “the best thing on public radio.” She has toured with shows of her own, including “Esther: the Feast of Masks.”
She is a co-founder of the Interstitial Arts Foundation, dedicated to breaking the boundaries of genre. She is currently at work on a new novel in the Riverside series. Ellen Kushner lives in New York City with Delia Sherman and far too many pieces of paper.
For more information visit Her Website.