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Anne McCaffrey

American-Irish novelist

1926   -   2011

genre: speculative fiction
country of citizenship: United States of America, Republic of Ireland
native language: English
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Radcliffe College, Harvard University, Stuart Hall School, Montclair High School
occupation: writer, novelist, science fiction writer, children's writer
award received: Margaret Edwards Award, Hugo Award for Best Novella, Nebula Award for Best Novella, Edward E. Smith Memorial Award, Balrog Awards, Eurocon, Robert A. Heinlein Award, Ditmar Award, Gandalf Award, Writers of the Future, Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award, Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame

Anne Inez McCaffrey (1 April 1926 – 21 November 2011) was an American-Irish writer known for the Dragonriders of Pern science fiction series. She was the first woman to win a Hugo Award for fiction (Best Novella, "Weyr Search", 1968) and the first to win a Nebula Award (Best Novella, "Dragonrider", 1969). Her 1978 novel The White Dragon became one of the first science-fiction books to appear on the New York Times Best Seller list. In 2005 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America named McCaffrey its 22nd Grand Master, an annual award to living writers of fantasy and science fiction. She was inducted by the Science Fiction Hall of Fame on 17 June 2006. She also received the Robert A. Heinlein Award for her work in 2007.
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