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K.V. Johansen
Born 1968
Occupation Author
Genre Fantasy, Science fiction, Children's literature

K.V. Johansen (born 1968) is a Canadian fantasy, science fiction, and children's author.

Krista Victoria Johansen was born in Kingston, Ontario. She holds Master's degrees in Medieval Studies and English literature.

She lives in Sackville, New Brunswick.

Awards and honours

  • 2000 — Early Childhood Literacy Award from the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick
  • 2004 — Frances E. Russell Award for research in children's literature from the Canadian section of the International Board on Books for Young People.
  • 2006 — Lilla Stirling Award, for the novel Torrie and the Pirate-Queen, awarded by the Canadian Authors Association.
  • 2006 — Torrie and the Pirate-Queen was a starred selection in the Our Choice Guide to Canada's Best Children's Books from the Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • 2007 — Ontario Library Association Best Bets Top Ten List for 2006 for Torrie and the Firebird
  • 2007 — Voya's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror 2006 List for Nightwalker
  • 2007 — The Cassandra Virus short-listed for the 2007 Book of the Year for Children Award by the Canadian Library Association
  • 2007 — Torrie and the Snake-Prince short-listed for the 2008 Silver Birch Award.
  • 2008 — Torrie and the Snake-Prince was on the 2007 Year's Best list from Resource Links magazine
  • 2008 — Ontario Library Association Best Bets Top Ten List for 2007 for Nightwalker
  • 2008 — Nightwalker short-listed for the 2008 Snow Willow Awards
  • 2008 — Torrie and the Snake-Prince selected for the 2008/2009 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award short-list
  • 2008 — Nightwalker won the 2008 Ann Connor Brimer Award
  • 2010 — Warden of Greyrock selected for the 2009 Ontario Library Association Best Bets Top Ten List
  • 2010 — Johansen receives the 2010 Anna Frank Award for Children's Literature in Macedonia.
  • 2011 — Torrie & the Snake-Prince was chosen by IBBY (the International Board on Books for Young People) for their 2011 selection of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities
  • 2012 — Ontario Library Association Best Bets for 2011 honourable mention for The Black Box
  • 2012 — Blackdog short-listed for the 2012 Sunburst Award
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