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Tamora Pierce (1954-) Biography

Career, Awards, Honors, SidelightsPersonal, Addresses, Member, Writings, Adaptations, Work in Progress

Born 1954, in Connellsville, PA; Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1976.

Agent—Craig R. Tenney, Harold Ober Associates, 425 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10017.

Authors Guild, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.


Alanna: The First Adventure, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1983.

In the Hand of the Goddess, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1984.

Tamora Pierce

The Woman Who Rides like a Man, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1986.

Lioness Rampant, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1988.


Wild Magic, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1992.

Wolf-Speaker, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1994.

The Emperor Mage, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1995.

The Realms of the Gods, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1996.


Sandry's Book, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1997.

Tris's Book, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1998.

Daja's Book, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1998.

Briar's Book, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1999.


First Test, Random House (New York, NY), 1999.

Page, Random House (New York, NY), 2000.

Squire, Random House (New York, NY), 2001.

Lady Knight, Random House (New York, NY), 2002.


Magic Steps, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2000.

Street Magic, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2001.

Cold Fire, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2002.

Shatterglass, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2003.


Trickster's Choice, Random House (New York, NY), 2003.

Trickster's Queen (sequel to Trickster's Choice), Random House (New York, NY), in press.

Contributor to Digital Deli, edited by Steve Ditlea, Workman (New York, NY), 1984; Planetfall, edited by Douglas Hill, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1985; Flights of Fantasy, Perfection Learning (Logan, IA), 1999; Lost and Found, edited by Helen and M. Jerry Weiss, Tor (New York, NY), 2000; and Half-Human, edited by Bruce Coville, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2001. Contributor to periodicals including Christian Century and School Library Journal. Author of radio scripts aired on National Public Radio, 1987-89. Pierce's works have been translated into German, Danish, Swedish, and Spanish.

Several of Pierce's novels have been recorded as audio books. Many of Pierce's series have been sold in boxed sets.

Terrier, the first book in the "Provost's Dog" trilogy; other titles in the "Provost's Dog" trilogy; novels set in the "Circle" universe; a novel about the character Numair, set before the "Immortals" series.

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