Delia Sherman





Delia Sherman

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Delia Sherman (born 1951) is a fantasy writer and editor. Her novel The Porcelain Dove won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award.

She was born in Tokyo and brought up in New York City. She earned a PhD in Renaissance studies at Brown University and taught at Boston and North-eastern universities. She is the author of the novels Through a Brazen Mirror, The Porcelain Dove (a Mythopoeic Award winner), and Changeling.
Sherman co-founded the Interstitial Arts Foundation, dedicated to promoting art that crosses genre borders.
She lives in New York City with her wife and sometime collaborator, Ellen Kushner.


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The My Writing Process Blog Tour (#MyWritingProcess on Twitter) has been doing the rounds on the internet lately. Participating writers of all genres, backgrounds, and tastes have to answer the same four deceptively simple questions about how they approach the endlessly fascinating and diverse process of writing.I heard about it from Edith Hope Bishop, a young writer I met at Sirens last year.... Read more of this blog post »
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Changeling (Changeling, #1)
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 796 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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The Freedom Maze
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 520 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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The Porcelain Dove
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 1993 — 4 editions
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The Magic Mirror of the Mer...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Through a Brazen Mirror
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Young Woman in a Garden: St...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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The Ghost of Cwmlech Manor
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Walpurgis Afternoon
3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2008
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“What was the good of dreaming of adventure if you turned your back on the first one that came your way?”
Delia Sherman, Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction

“For me, creative energy is like an old-fashioned ground-water well. When the well is dry, it’s dry. I can dig all I like, and all I’ll get for my pains is sore hands, some very bad prose, and maybe (if I’m lucky) a few odd droplets of notes I can actually use. Or not. It’s usually not worth it. After many years, I’ve discovered that it’s better to wait until some ground water seeps back into the well rather than to try and lick up every drop as it emerges.”
Delia Sherman

“All my life I have written letters - to our mother, our relatives, a wide circle of friends and acquaintance, to my husband, to you. Correspondence has always been as necessary to my happiness as a well-cooked dinner, and I've found it more sustaining for its generosity: an act of charity that returned to me a hundredfold...”
Delia Sherman, The Porcelain Dove



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