(1946- ) US writer whose debut novel, A Different Light (1978), was sf. She swiftly turned to fantasy with the Chronicles of Tornor trilogy: Watchtower (1979), The Dancers of Arun (1979) and The Northern Girl (1980). Interweaving narratives on the themes of Gender politics and pacifism, these books received much praise, and the first volume won a World Fantasy Award. Unfortunately, EAL has written little fantasy of substance since. [DP]
other works: The Woman who Loved the Moon, and Other Stories (coll 1981); The Red Hawk (1983 chap); The Silver Horse (1984), for children; Tales from a Vanished Country (coll 1990).
Elizabeth Anne Lynn