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K. V. Johansen

Photo: C. Paul 2006

K.V. Johansen has Master's Degrees in Medieval Studies (Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto) and in English (McMaster). Her main scholarly interests are ancient and medieval history and languages, and the history of children's fantasy literature. Her non-fiction work on the history of children's fantasy was researched while holding the 2001 Eileen Wallace Research Fellowship in Children's Literature, University of New Brunswick. She also received the 2004 Frances E. Russell Award for research in Children's Literature from the Canadian section of IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People for a separate project. Johansen was the editor of Stalin Versus Me, the final volume of the late Donald Jack's Bandy Papers series. She has an arboretum in her backyard, grows exotic trees indoors, watches a lot of anime, and should probably have been an eighteenth-century landscape gardener. Drop by her blog at  www.thewildforest.wordpress.com or her websites at www.kvj.ca & www.pippin.ca .

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Publications

Gods of Nabban. Pyr, 2016
The Lady: Marakand Volume Two. Pyr, 2014
The Leopard: Marakand Volume One. Pyr, 2014
Blackdog. Pyr, 2011
The Black Box: A Cassandra Virus Novel. Sybertooth, 2011
The Shadow Road. Orca, 2010
Warden of Greyrock: The Warlocks of Talverdin Book 3. Orca, 2009
Torrie and the Dragonslayers. Sybertooth, 2009
Treason in Eswy: The Warlocks of Talverdin Book Two. Orca, 2008.
The Storyteller and Other Tales. Sybertooth, 2008
The Drone War. Sybertooth, 2007.
Beyond Window-Dressing: Canadian Children's Fantasy at the Millennium. Sybertooth, 2007
Torrie and the Snake-Prince. Annick, 2007.
Nightwalker: The Warlocks of Talverdin Book One. Orca, 2007.
Torrie and the Firebird. Annick, 2006.
The Cassandra Virus. Orca, 2006.
Torrie and the Pirate-Queen. Annick, 2005.
Quests and Kingdoms: A Grown-Up’s Guide to Children’s Fantasy Literature. Sybertooth, 2005.
Pippin and Pudding. Kids Can Press, 2001.
Pippin and the Bones. Kids Can Press, 2000.
Pippin Takes a Bath. Kids Can Press, 1999.
The Serpent Bride: Stories From Medieval Danish Ballads. Thistledown, 1998.
Torrie and the Dragon. Roussan, 1997.

Awards

New Brunswick Lieutenant-Governor's Early Childhood Literacy Award for Pippin and the Bones, 2000
Canadian Authors' Association Lilla Stirling Award for Torrie and the Pirate-Queen, 2006
Nominated title, Silver Birch for Torrie and the Pirate-Queen, 2006
Nominated title, Diamond Willow for Torrie and the Pirate-Queen, 2006
Starred selection in Our Choice Guide , Canadian Children's Book Centre for Torrie and the Pirate-Queen, 2006
Ontario Library Association Best Bets Top Ten List for Torrie and the Firebird, 2006
Shortlisted, Canadian Association of Children’s Librarians Book of the Year for Children for The Cassandra Virus, 2007
VOYA's Year's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror list for Nightwalker, 2007
Shortlisted, Harvey Darton Award for Quests and Kingdoms, 2006
Ann Connor Brimer Award for Nightwalker, 2008
Shortlist: Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award for Torrie and the Snake-Prince, 2008-9
Shortlist: Snow Willow Awards for Nightwalker, 2008
Frances E. Russell Award for Beyond Window-Dressing: Canadian Children's Fantasy at the Millennium, 2004
International Ana Frank Award for Children's Literature (published in Macedonian) for Тори и принцот-змија, 2010
Shortlist: The Sunburst Award for Blackdog, 2012
Ontario Library Association Best Bets for 2011 honourable mention for The Black Box, 2012
IBBY 2011 selection of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities for Torrie & the Snake-Prince, 2011
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