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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.

Born in Kingston, Ontario, Johansen holds Master's degrees in Medieval Studies and English literature.

She lives in Sackville, New Brunswick.

Novels

  • Blackdog (Pyr, 2011)
  • The Leopard: Marakand Volume One (Pyr, June 2014)
  • The Lady: Marakand Volume Two (Pyr, December 2014)
  • Gods of Nabban (Pyr, September 2016)

Warlocks of Talverdin (novels)

  • Nightwalker (2007)
  • Treason in Eswy (2008)
  • Warden of Greyrock (2009)
  • The Shadow Road (2010)

Torrie Quests (novels)

  • Torrie and the Dragon (1997)
  • Torrie and the Pirate-Queen (2005) (in Danish as Sørøverdronningen, 2005; in Macedonian as Тори и пиратската кралица)
  • Torrie and the Firebird (2006)
  • Torrie and the Snake-Prince (2007) (in Macedonian as Тори и принцот-змија)
  • Torrie and the Dragonslayers (2009)

Cassandra Virus (novels)

  • The Cassandra Virus (2006)
  • The Drone War (2007)
  • The Black Box (2011)

Pippin (picture books)

  • Pippin Takes a Bath (1999) (in French as Au bain, coquine!, 1999)
  • Pippin and the Bones (2000) (in French as Coquine et son trésor, 2000)
  • Pippin and Pudding (2001) (in French as Coquine et Pouding, 2001)

Collections

  • The Serpent Bride and Other Stories from Medieval Danish Ballads (1998)
  • The Storyteller and other Tales (2008)

Non-fiction

  • Highlights in the History of Children's Fantasy (2004)
  • Quests and Kingdoms: A Grown-Up's Guide to Children's Fantasy Literature (2005)
  • Beyond Window Dressing? Canadian Children's Fantasy at the Millennium (2007)

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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