23 Facts About Andre Norton


Andre Norton wrote primarily under the pen name Andre Norton, but under Andrew North and Allen Weston.


Andre Norton was the first woman to be Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy, to be SFWA Grand Master, and to be inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.


Alice Mary Norton was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1912.


Andre Norton's parents were Adalbert Freely Norton, who owned a rug company, and Bertha Stemm Norton.


Andre Norton was the editor of a literary page in the school's paper, The Collinwood Spotlight, for which she wrote short stories.


Andre Norton then began working as a reader for publisher-editor Martin Greenberg at Gnome Press, a small press in New York City that focused on science fiction.


Andre Norton remained until 1958, when, with 21 novels published, she became a full-time professional writer.


Andre Norton moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 1997 and was under hospice care from February 21,2005.


Andre Norton died at home on March 17,2005, of congestive heart failure.


Andre Norton went on to write several historical novels for the juvenile market.


Andre Norton became a prolific novelist in the 1950s, with many of her books published for the juvenile market, at least in their original hardcover editions.


Andre Norton received four starred reviews subsequently, latest in 1966, including three for science fiction.


Andre Norton was twice nominated for the Hugo Award, in 1964 for the novel Witch World and in 1967 for the novelette "Wizard's World".


Andre Norton was nominated three times for the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement, winning the award in 1998.


Andre Norton won a number of other genre awards and regularly had works appear in the Locus annual "best of year" polls.


Andre Norton was a founding member of the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America, a loose-knit group of heroic fantasy authors founded in the 1960s, led by Lin Carter, with entry by fantasy credentials alone.


Andre Norton was the only woman among the original eight members.


Andre Norton subsequently wrote Quag Keep, which involved a group of characters who travel from the real world to Greyhawk.


Andre Norton wrote more than a dozen speculative fiction series, but her longest, and longest-running project was "Witch World", which began with the novel Witch World in 1963.


Cornwell, and organizations such as Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Publishers Weekly, and Time, Andre Norton wrote novels for more than 70 years.


Andre Norton had a profound influence on the entire genre, having more than 300 published titles read by at least four generations of science fiction and fantasy readers and writers.


The High Hallack Library was a facility that Andre Norton was instrumental in organizing and opening.


The declining health of Andre Norton was one of the leading causes of its closing.