Esther M. Friesner: Biography

Esther M. Friesner

16 jul 1951

Esther Mona Friesner-Stuzman is an American author of science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. She was born in New York City in 1951. She attended Vassar College and gained a Ph. D in Spanish. Before leaving her job to become a full time writer, Friesner worked as a college professor at Yale University.

Shas had had over 40 of her novels published and continues to write at a rapid pace. She is known for her witty titles and humour approach. She has given her books titles like Gnome Man’s Land, Elf Defense and Split Heirs.

Throughout her career, Friesner has won several different awards and nominations, including being named the Outstanding New Fantasy Writer by the journal Romantic Times in 1986. In 1994 she was given the Skylark Award and in 1995 and 1996 she won successive Nebula Award for Best Short Story for her works Death and the Librarian and A Birth Day. She has also had several nominations for Nebula and Hugo Awards.

Friesner has also been awarded contracts to write books as merchandising for popular TV and film franchises. She wrote the novelisation of the 2002 film Men in Black II. She has also written two books in a series for young adults featuring the character Sabrina the Teenage Witch and two books set in the Star Trek universe.

Esther Friesner continues to write novels and short stories and edit collections of work by other authors. She is often seen giving talks at science fiction conventions.