Ciaran asked Katharine Kerr:

Hi thanks for letting us ask questions.Who are your biggest influences and favourite Fantasy authors?

Katharine Kerr Tolkien is certainly the biggest influence on me, as well as every other modern epic fantasy writer. Without him the genre would never have taken off the way it did. I also loved and still do all the old epics, Iliad and Odyssey, Aeneid, Beowulf, Ramayama, and so on. Favorite genre authors -- I like Tad Williams, Juliet McKenna, and Kate Elliott. A newcomer with a small output as yet is Kari Sperring. I don't read much YA. I hated being a teenager and don't want to go back there is one reason. :-) The other is my love of complicated books.

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