Guy Gavriel Kay
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Guy Gavriel Kay (born November 7, 1954) is a Canadian author of fantasy fiction. Many of his novels are set in fictional realms that resemble real places during real historical periods, such as Constantinople during the reign of Justinian I or Spain during the time of El Cid.
He was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As a student at the University of Manitoba, Kay came into contact with Christopher Tolkien. When Tolkien needed an assistant to edit his father's unpublished work, he contacted Kay, who subsequently moved to Oxford University in 1974 to work with Tolkien on the editing of The Silmarillion.
Kay became Principal Writer and Associate Producer for a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio series, The Scales of Justice.
- The Fionavar Tapestry, the travails of five people from Earth in another dimension, in three parts:
- Tigana, a sorcerer-oppressed city-state in a medieval almost-Italy.
- A Song For Arbonne, a modification of the Albigensian Crusade in a medieval almost-Provence.
- The Lions of Al-Rassan, the story of two military strategists (one an almost-El Cid) in a medieval almost-Spain.
- The Sarantine Mosaic, a mosaicist under emperor Valerius II (an almost-Justinian I) in Sarantium (an almost-Constantinople), in two parts:
- Beyond This Dark House, a collection of poetry.
- The Last Light of the Sun, a story based on the Viking invasions of England and Wales during the rule of Alfred the Great
- Guy Gavriel Kay's Authorized Website (http://www.brightweavings.com/)
- engagingtheword.net interview with Guy Gavriel Kay (http://www.engagingtheword.net/guygavrielkay.m3u)pl:Guy Gavriel Kay