Novelist, poet, songwriter, performer, and folklorist Charles de Lint helped to popularize the urban fantasy genre and is the best-selling author of more than seventy adult, YA, and children’s books. His best known and popular works take place around the mythical, modern city of Newford including Trader (1997), Someplace to be Flying (1998), Forests Of The Heart (2000), The Onion Girl (2001), MEDICINE ROAD (illustrated by Charles Vess; 2004), Widdershins (2006), PROMISES TO KEEP (2007), Seven-Wild Sisters (2014), and The Wind in his Heart (2017). Among his other notable novels are Moonheart (1984), The Little Country (1991), Into the Green (1993), Memory and Dream (1994), and EYES LIKE LEAVES (2009).
de Lint’s numerous short stories have been collected in several volumes including Spiritwalk, Dreams Underfoot (1993), The Ivory and the Horn (1995), Moonlight and Vines (1999), Triskell Tales (2000), Woods and Waters Wild (2008), Muse and Reverie (2009), THE VERY BEST OF CHARLES DE LINT (2010), and Newford Stories: Crow Girls (2015). He’s written comics for Dark Horse, Marvel, Malibu, and Mojo Press. In 2011, de Lint issued his first album Old Blue Truck.
He garnered awards for many of his publications most notably 1988 Casper (later renamed the Aurora) for Jack the Giant-Killer (1987), and 2000 World Fantasy Award for Moonlight and Vines. The first (Under My Skin ) and third (Out of this World ) volumes of the Wildings won the 2013 and 2017 Aurora Award. In 2018, de Lint was given the prestigious World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.
de Lint currently writes a book review column for Fantasy & Science Fiction and has served as a judge for the Nebula, the World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, and the Bram Stoker Awards.
All of us at Tachyon wish the extraordinary Charles a happy birthday. May your music forever fill the streets of Newford.