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Monday, August 31, 2009

World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Awards Winners

The World Fantasy Convention is in October 29-November 1, but the Lifetime Achievement Award winners have been announced. They are Jane Yolen and Ellen Asher.

Jane Hyatt Yolen:

From Wikipedia, mostly: Jane Hyatt Yolen (born February 11, 1939) is an American author and editor of almost 300 books. These include folklore, fantasy, science fiction, and children's books. She wrote the Nebula Award-winning "Sister Emily's Lightship" (short story) and Lost Girls (novelette), as well as Owl Moon and The Emperor and the Kite, Caldecott Medal winners, the Commander Toad series and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight.

From Jane Yolen's web site: She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century.

Ellen Asher:

From Wikipedia: Ellen Asher is an American science fiction editor. She was the editor in chief of the Science Fiction Book Club for thirty-four years, from February 8, 1973 through June 1, 2007....Prior to joining the Science Fiction Book Club, Asher was the science fiction editor for NAL, when it was a subsidiary of Times Mirror.

From Readercon: Jane Asher was the editor of the Science Fiction Book Club for thirty-four years and three months, thereby fulfilling her life's ambition of beating John W. Campbell's record as the person with the longest tenure in the same science fiction job. Now that she has retired, she amuses herself by sleeping late, meeting friends for lunch, and reading only books she actually enjoys....

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