Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Ellen Kushner GoH of Finncon 2010

Finncon 2010 has announced that the first Guest of Honor of the con is Ellen Kushner. Kushner is an American fantasist, writer, performer and storyteller. She has her own radio show Sound & Spirit on PRI, and is also a popular teacher and lecturer.

Kushner has won several awards for her novels, including the Locus Award, the World Fantasy Award and the Mythopoeic Award. Her novel Thomas the Rhymer was published in Finnish last year by Vaskikirjat (as Thomas Riiminiekka).

Finncon 2010 will be held July 17–18 in Jyväskylä. The web site for the convention will be opened soon, meanwhile more information is available by e-mail.


Johan said...

Excellent choice! We wanted her for Kontext, but she was, unfourtunately, already booked elsewhere. The Privilege of the Sword is one of the best fantasy books I've read the last few years.


Tero said...

Nice to hear we beat the Swedes to a GoH for once. :-)

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