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Jane Yolen

Born: Feb 11, 1939

Birthplace: Manhattan

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Jane Yolen

Date of Birth : Feb 11, 1939
Birth Place : Manhattan

Jane Hyatt Yolen is an American writer of fantasy, science fiction, and children's books. She is the author or editor of more than 280 books, of which the best known is The Devil's Arithmetic, a Holocaust novella. Her other works include the Nebula Award-winning short story Sister Emily's Lightship, the novelette Lost Girls, Owl Moon, The Emperor and the Kite, the Commander Toad series and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight. She gave the lecture for the 1989 Alice G. Smith Lecture, the inaugural year for the series. This lecture series is held at the University of South Florida School of Information "to honor the memory of its first director, Alice Gullen Smith, known for her work with youth and bibliotherapy." In 2012 she became the first woman to give the Andrew Lang lecture.


  • Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Author
  • Poet
  • Novelist
  • Editor

Also known as

  • Jane Hyatt Yolen


  • David Stemple


  • Adam Stemple
  • Heidi Stemple
  • Jason Stemple

Awards Won

  • Nebula Award for Best Short Story
  • Nebula Award for Best Novelette
  • Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children''s Literature
  • Edward E. Smith Memorial Award
  • Mythopoeic Fantasy Award
  • Regina Medal
  • Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
  • World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement
  • National Jewish Book Award for Children''s Literature
  • Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers'' Literature
  • World Fantasy Special Award—Professional
  • SFPA Grand Master
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