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K. V. Johansen

K. V. Johansen

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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 also writes as Kris Jamison. Drop by her website at .

New Brunswick


Love/Rock/Compost (writing as Kris Jamison) . 2020, Sybertooth
The Last Road . 2019, Pyr
Gods of Nabban . 2016, Pyr
The Lady: Marakand Part Two . Dec. 2014, Pyr
The Leopard: Marakand Part One . June 2014, Pyr
Blackdog . 2011, Pyr
The Black Box . 2011, Sybertooth
The Shadow Road . 2010, Orca
Torrie and the Dragonslayers . 2009, Sybertooth
Warden of Greyrock . 2009, Orca
The Storyteller and Other Tales . 2008, Sybertooth
Treason in Eswy . 2008, Orca
The Drone War . 2007, Sybertooth
Nightwalker . 2007, Orca
Torrie and the Snake-Prince . 2007, Annick
Beyond Window-Dressing: Canadian Children’s Fantasy at the Millennium . 2007, Sybertooth
Torrie and the Firebird . 2006, Annick
The Cassandra Virus . 2006, Orca
Torrie and the Pirate-Queen . 2005, Annick
Quests and Kingdoms: A Grown-Up’s Guide to Children’s Fantasy Literature . 2005, Sybertooth
Pippin and Pudding . 2001, Kids Can
Pippin and the Bones . 2000, Kids Can
Pippin Takes a Bath . 1999, Kids Can
The Serpent Bride: Stories from Medieval Danish Ballads . 1998, Thistledown Press
Torrie and the Dragon . 1997, Roussan


Ann Connor Brimer Award for Nightwalker, 2008
Lilla Stirling Award for Torrie and the Pirate-Queen, 2006
New Brunswick Lieutenant-Governor’s Early Childhood Literacy Award (now the Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Early Childhood Literacy Awards) for Pippin and Mabel series, 2000
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