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Charles de Lint

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Charles de Lint is the much beloved author of more than seventy adult, young adult, and children's books. Renowned as one of the trailblazers of the modern fantasy genre, he is the recipient of the World Fantasy, Aurora, Sunburst, and White Pine awards, among others. Modern Library's Top 100 Books of the 20th Century poll, conducted by Random House and voted on by readers, put eight of de Lint's books among the top 100.
De Lint is a poet, folklorist, artist, songwriter and performer. He has written critical essays, music reviews, opinion columns and entries to encyclopedias, and he's been the main book reviewer for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction since 1987. De Lint served as Writer-in-residence for two public libraries in Ottawa a
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Charles de Lint You know how you never get tired of finding a good book to read? That's what writing's like for me. I write books I'd like to read but haven't been wr…moreYou know how you never get tired of finding a good book to read? That's what writing's like for me. I write books I'd like to read but haven't been written yet so I have to do it myself. I don't work from outlines so, juts like a reader, I'm pushing forward to find out what happens next. Mind you, that's a first draft. After that it's the same work as it is for everybody: editing, rewriting, polishing, which often takes longer than that first draft.(less)
Charles de Lint That's like asking a parent with a number of children which one is their favourite. Probably the most honest answer is whatever I happen to be working…moreThat's like asking a parent with a number of children which one is their favourite. Probably the most honest answer is whatever I happen to be working on at the present but I'm fond and proud of most of my books.

If pressed I might say the collection Dreams Underfoot because it was writing those stories that taught me how to write a short story and I loved finally figuring it out after many years of writing stories that never quite seemed to match the feeling I wanted to convey.(less)
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A little publishing update: Having received the last of the...



A little publishing update: Having received the last of the feedback from my first readers for my next novel I’m now going to do a final rewrite and try to think of a good cover. In the meantime, here’s an older story that I was inspired to reprint after seeing some photos taken by my brother-in-law Pat Harris of landscape art created by the tides in Costa Rica.

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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 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.”
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“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.”
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JUNE FANTASY: This poll decides which two books will go on to the run-off poll for the June Fantasy Book-of-the-month.

 
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