Terri Windling

writer/editor/artist

Terri Windling is a writer, editor, artist, and folklorist specializing in fantasy literature and mythic arts. She has published over forty books, receiving nine World Fantasy Awards, the Bram Stoker Award, the Mythopoeic Award (for her novel The Wood Wife), and the SFWA's Solstice Award for "outstanding contributions to the speculative fiction field as a writer, editor, artist, educator, and mentor." She has also been short-listed twice for the Shirley Jackson Award , and once for the Tiptree.

Terri was Senior Editor for Fantasy at Ace Books in the 1980s, and a consulting editor for the Tor Book fantasy line for the next two decades. She has published numerous anthologies for adult, YA, and middle-grade readers -- many of them co-edited with Ellen Datlow, and created around myth or fairy tale themes. Their six-volume series of re-told fairy tales (beginning with Snow White, Blood Red in 1993) were ground-breaking texts in the modern revival of Adult Fairy Tale Literature. Ellen and Terri also co-edited the Year's Best Fantasy & Horror annual volumes (St. Martin's Press) for sixteen years, where they sought to expand the definitions of fantasy and horror beyond rigid genre boundaries, and to bring more attention to marginalized writing by women, writers of color, and foreign writers published in translation.

As a writer, she has published fantasy fiction for adult and YA readers, picture books with Wendy & Brian Froud, and numerous articles and essays on myth, folklore, and mythic arts. As an artist, her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the U.S. and Europe. She writes a daily mythic arts blog, Myth & Moor, which has been nominated for the 2020 World Fantasy Award; and she's a member of the Modern Fairies project, an interdisciplinary arts initiative exploring British folk tales and their relevance to modern life.

Born and raised on the east coast of America, she now lives in England's West Country with her British husband, a theatre director and puppeteer. They have one grown daughter, a much-loved dog, and a tiny house on the edge of Dartmoor.