Esther Friesner

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Esther Friesner, 2006

Esther Mona Friesner-Stutzman , b. Friesner (born July 16, 1951 in the USA ) is an American writer .


Friesner studied Drama and Spanish at Vassar College and then received a PhD in Spanish from Yale University . There she also taught Spanish for a few years and wrote short stories and novels in her free time . Eventually she started writing full-time.

Her first short story, The Stuff of Heroes , was published in 1982 . So far she has published 37 novels and edited several anthologies . The best known is probably the anthology 'Chicks in Chainmail'.

Friesner lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children .

Bibliography (works translated into German)


  • 1994 Skylark Award
  • 1995 Nebula for the short story Death and the Librarian
  • 1996 Nebula for the short story A Birthday

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