Greer Gilman


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Greer Gilman has been writing stories set in Cloud, her Northern mythscape, for a quarter of a century. Her love of British lore and landscape, of its rituals and ballads, is a constant in her work; her love of language at its roots. Her books are written for the ear, as much as for the understanding. Like the earliest stories, they are meant to be sung.

Greer Ilene Gilman was educated at Wellesley College and the University of Cambridge, where she studied on a Vida Dutton Scudder Fellowship. At Cambridge, she read Renaissance English and met with Jomsborg, a circle of fantasists. There she heard Alan Garner speak, had tea with Lucy Boston, and began to think of writing myth. A sometime forensic librarian and cataloger of the polyglot at Har
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What the fork?

In one of my late mother's closets was some inexplicable scrimshaw: a spoon and fork engraved in a curious script. I've been meaning to take them to the Peabody Essex for years, to see if the language and date can be identified. Any paleographers in the crowd?













...and the spoon ran away with the fish.

Wait—could this be elephant ivory?

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