Jane Yolen is an American author who has lived part-time in Scotland for almost 30 years, both in Edinburgh and St Andrews. She is the author of over 370 books most of them for children and teens, and a number of them New York Times bestsellers.

She has won many awards, been named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, as well as Grand Master of Science Fiction Poetry, and also Grand Master by the Fantasy Writers Assn. Her books have won a Caldecott Medal, 2 Nebulas, 3 Mythopoeic Society awards, 2 Christopher Medals, both the Jewish Book Award and the Catholic Library’s Regina Medal. Six colleges & universities have given her honorary doctorates for her body of work.

She was he first woman ever to give the Andrew Lang lecture at the St Andrews University (the lecture series began in 1927). And one of her awards set her good coat on fire. for more information, go to www.janeyolen.com