Eileen Kernaghan Biography

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An award-winning novelist, poet, bookseller, workshop leader, part-time teacher, and mentor, Eileen Kernaghan is as well-known a presence at West Coast science-fiction conventions as she is at literary events and festivals. Over the thirty years that she has been writing, fantasy has gone from being considered a sub-literary genre to having a place in the ranks of respectable literature. When her first novel, Journey to Aprilioth, was published in 1980, fantasy was still the domain of genre writers. Reviewers in mainstream literary periodicals such as Books in Canada complained that they did not like "books about elves" (though Kernaghan has never written about elves). Nine years later, however, when The Sarsen Witch, the third book in the Grey Isles Trilogy, was published, fantasy was being taken more seriously. In a review in The Reader (June 1989) fellow Canadian science-fiction writer Michael Coney stated, "Kernaghan writes the way people ought to...

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