(February 17, 1912 – March 17, 2005)
Alice Mary Norton was an American pro writer who wrote under the name Andre Norton. She published her first novel in 1934 and worked as a librarian before becoming a full-time writer. After the war, she began writing SF and (along with Heinlein and the authors of the Winston Juveniles) became one of the key writers who introduced kids to SF in the 50s.
In the 60s, she turned more to outright fantasy, beginning her popular Witch World series. She was a member of the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America. She became somewhat of a recluse, rarely attending conventions. In later years she moved to Tennessee, and established High Halleck, a research library and writer's colony near her home.
Over her career she wrote more than 300 novels (including one with a title beginning with every letter of the alphabet) and many shorter works. She also used the pen names Andrew North and Allen Weston. She received nominations for the 1964 Best Novel Hugo and the 1968 Best Novelette Hugo.
Other Awards, Honors, and GoHships:
- 1975 — Phoenix Award at DeepSouthCon 13
- 1976 — Arkon-Orlando
- 1977 — Lifetime Achievement Gandalf Award
- 1978 — Orangecon '78
- 1979 — Coveted Balrog Award
- 1983 — Skylark Award, Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award
- 1984 — Necronomicon '84
- 1987 — 13th World Fantasy Convention
- 1988 — Big Heart Award
- 1989 — Forry Award
- 1993 — Magic Carpet Con
- 1994 — First Fandom Hall of Fame
- 1997 — Science Fiction Hall of Fame
- 1998 — World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2005 — SFWA creates the Andre Norton Award
For more on her writing see http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/norton_andre.
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