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Marion Zimmer Bradley

Born: Jun 3, 1930

Death: Sep 25, 1999

Birthplace: Albany

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Date of Birth : Jun 3, 1930
Date of Death : Sep 25, 1999
Birth Place : Albany

Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, and science fantasy novels, and is best known for the Arthurian fiction novel The Mists of Avalon, and the Darkover series. Many critics have noted a feminist perspective in her writing. She co-founded a spiritual organization, the Center for Non-Traditional Religion. Her popularity has been posthumously marred by accusations against her, and her then-husband the convicted sex offender Walter H. Breen, of child sexual abuse by her daughter Moira Greyland, among others. Zimmer Bradley's first child, David R. Bradley, and her brother, Paul Edwin Zimmer, also became published science fiction and fantasy authors.


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Novelist
  • Editor

Also known as

  • Marion Zimmer
  • Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley
  • Marion Z. Bradley
  • Marion Eleanor Zimmer
  • Marion E. Zimmer
  • Lee Chapman


  • Walter H. Breen


  • Moira Greyland
  • Mark Greyland

Awards Won

  • Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel
  • World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement
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