Terri Windling is an American writer and editor in the field of fantasy literature, as well as a visual artist, folklorist, and fairy tale historian. She has published over forty books for adult and young readers, receiving ten World Fantasy Awards (including the Life Achievement award in 2022), the Mythopoeic Award (for her novel The Wood Wife), the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFWA Solstice Award for "outstanding contributions to the speculative fiction field as a writer, editor, artist, educator, and mentor"; she's also been short-listed twice for the Shirley Jackson Award and once for the Tiptree/Otherwise Award. She writes articles on folklore, fairy tales, and fantasy; gives talks on all these topics; and makes art inspired by folk tales, women's stories, and natural history.  She delivered the fourth annual Tolkien Lecture at Pembroke College, Oxford (2016), participated in the Modern Fairies project sponsored by Oxford and Sheffield Universities (2018-2019), and is involved with the Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic at the University of Glasgow University (founded in 2020).

A former New Yorker, she now lives with her British husband, dramatist & puppeteer Howard Gayton, in a small village on Dartmoor, in Devon, England.

For a longer biography, go here.

From Sleeping Beauty by Arthur RackhamFor her mythic arts blog, Myth & Moor, go here.

For her folklore & fairy tale essays available online, go here and here.

Literary Agent: Christopher Schelling, Selectric Artists, New York.

For contact information, go here.



"This earth that we live on is full of stories in the same way that, for a fish,
the ocean is full of ocean. Some people say when we are born we’re born into stories.
I say we’re also born from stories."  - Ben Okri