Ellen Kushner

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Upcoming Appearances


December 8, Washington, D.C.
The Diane Rehm Show
Ellen joined Maria Tatar and Marina Warner to discuss “The History and Relevance of Fairy Tales” on Diane Rehm’s nationally-syndicated NPR radio program.

December 2, New York City, NY
NYSRF Readings

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Ellen Kushner unites her talents and insights as a writer, performer, and cultural maven in one sleek package: she is the author of acclaimed works of literary fantasy, an award-winning audio book narrator and stage performer, the creator and former host of public radio’s national series Sound & Spirit, and a popular teacher and lecturer.

The Fall of the Kings Audiobook
Nominated for two Audie Awards“!
The 3rd installment of the Swordspoint” novels, again read by Ellen Kushner, The Fall of the Kings features an all-star cast and truly lush production values, including original music by Nathanael Tronerud. “Flush with all the intrigue, sex and politics of its predecessors… this sound-rich title delivers!”AudioFile Magazine
Featured in the Fall issue of AudioFile Magazine
The Fall of the Kings co-authors Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman and producer Sue Zizza discuss bringing the Riverside Series to audio for Neil Gaiman Presents with an all-star cast including Neil Gaiman himself. Says Kushner: “You’re listening to me read you the story, and then you start to dream that it’s come to life…”
Welcome to Bordertown new Special Edition Audiobook
With Holly Black, Ellen Kushner co-edited this return to what Cory Doctorow calls “the origin node for smart urban fantasy” created by Terri Windling. The Audie Finalist audiobook is now out in a SPECIAL EDITION featuring original music by Drew Miller of the cult band Boiled in Lead, with performances by authors Steven Brust, Neil Gaiman, and Ellen Kushner.
Swordspoint wins Audie Award
Ellen Kushner’s own narration of her cult-classic novel Swordspoint with an all-star cast produced by SueMedia, took this year’s Audie Award for Best Audio Drama. The sequel, The Privilege of the Sword, was an Audie Finalist. Narrated by the author and Barbara Rosenblat, it also features Felicia Day, Joe Hurley, Neil Gaiman, and Katherine Kellgren. “About as flawless as a production can be.”Locus