Charles de Lint

Charles de Lint

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in Bussum, Netherlands
December 22, 1951



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Charles de Lint (born December 22, 1951) is a World Fantasy Award winning author. In 1974 he met MaryAnn Harris, and married her in 1980.

Along with writers like Terri Windling and John Crowley, de Lint popularized in the 1980s the genre of urban fantasy, most notably through the Borderland series of books. His fantasy fiction is described under the fantasy sub-genres Urban Fantasy, contemporary Magical Realism, and Mythic Fiction .

De Lint writes novels, novellas, short stories, poetry, and lyrics. His most famous works include: The Newford series of books (Dreams Underfoot, Widdershins, The Blue Girl, The Onion Girl, Moonlight and Vines, Someplace to be Flying etc.), as well as Moonheart, The Mystery of Grace, The Painted Boy and A Circl...more

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We’ve just launched yet another of my older novels as a Triskell Press e-book. Here’s the link on Amazon. I’m grateful to MaryAnn and volunteer proofreaders for helping out! MaryAnn did the cover as well.

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The Blue Girl (Newford, #15)
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 6,821 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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The Onion Girl (Newford, #11)
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 5,091 ratings — published 2001 — 19 editions
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Dreams Underfoot (Newford, #1)
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 5,006 ratings — published 1993 — 11 editions
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Someplace to Be Flying (New...
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 3,918 ratings — published 1998 — 8 editions
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Memory and Dream (Newford, #5)
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 3,305 ratings — published 1994 — 12 editions
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Widdershins (Newford, #16)
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 2,942 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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Jack of Kinrowan
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 2,728 ratings — published 1995 — 4 editions
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Forests of the Heart (Newfo...
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The Little Country
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 2,768 ratings — published 1991 — 9 editions
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Dreams Underfoot The Dreaming Place From a Whisper to a Scream I'll Be Watching You Memory and Dream The Ivory and the Horn Trader
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“Remember the quiet wonders. The world has more need of them than it has for warriors.”
Charles de Lint, Moonheart

“I want to be magic. I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile. I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree. Or under a hill. I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing. I don't want to pretend at magic anymore. I want to be magic.”
Charles de Lint

“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic -- the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we're alone.”
Charles de Lint


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