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Sylvia Kelso

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Full Name: Sylvia Kelso
Born: Townsville, North Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Lecturer in English Literature, Writer
Nationality: Australian


Sylvia Kelso was telling stories before she could write them down. She has a BA with first class honours in English, a Creative Writing MA for an alternate history/SF novel set in alternate North Queenslands, and earned her PhD on Feminism's Interaction with SF and the Gothic in 1997. She has travelled extensively, including three years in Europe researching a historical novel on the Second Punic War. She began writing fantasy after returning to Australia in 1980, with a fresh eye for local landscapes, and moved back to her hometown of Townsville, North Queensland, in 1983.

Her fantasies most often use an analogue Australian landscape, where bushfires and gum-trees appear along with dragons, mages and bards. Her short stories have been included in several anthologies, and she has published poetry in Australian literary magazines and a national anthology.

Kelso is an adjunct lecturer of English at James Cook University in her hometown, while giving conference papers and publishing articles from research focused on women's writing in SF, fantasy, and horror fiction. She lives in a house with a lot of trees in the garden but no cats, dogs or children. When not writing or reading she likes to play Celtic music on a whistle, and sometimes fiddle, with or without friends.

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Works in the WWEnd Database


 1. (2007)
 2. (2009)
 3. (2010)

 The Chronicles of Rihannar

 1. (2005)
 2. (2007)
 3. (2008)
 4. (2013)

 Conversation Pieces

 24. (2009)
 36. (2013)


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