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Harry Turtledove

American novelist, short story author, essayist, historian

1949   -  

genre: alternate history
country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: American English
educated at: University of California, Los Angeles, California Institute of Technology
occupation: writer, novelist, historian, science fiction writer
award received: Hugo Award for Best Novella, Sidewise Award for Alternate History

Harry Norman Turtledove (born June 14, 1949) is an American author who is best known for his work in the genres of alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, and mystery fiction. He is a student of history and completed his Ph.D. in Byzantine history. His dissertation was on the period AD 565–582. He lives in Southern California. In addition to his birth name, Turtledove writes under a number of pen names: Eric Iverson, H. N. Turteltaub, Dan Chernenko, and Mark Gordian. He began publishing novels in the realm of fantasy starting in 1979 and continues to publish to the current day; his latest being Or Even Eagle Flew (2021) about Amelia Earhart and WWII.
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