Andre Norton Additional Biography

Biography

(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

Alice Mary Norton was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 17, 1912. Her parents read to her aloud from the age of one, and she was a fluent...

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Biography

(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

Born on February 17, 1912, in Cleveland, Ohio, Alice Mary Norton began writing as a teen-ager. By age twenty-one she had published her first...

(The entire section is 294 words.)

Biography

(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

Born on February 17, 1912, in Cleveland, Ohio, Alice Mary Norton began writing as a teenager. By age twenty-one she had published her first...

(The entire section is 292 words.)

Biography

(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

Andre Norton was born Alice Mary Norton in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 17, 1912. It appears that she wanted to be a writer from an early age...

(The entire section is 506 words.)

Bibliography

(Great Authors of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Carter, Lin. “Andre Norton: A Profile.” In Secret of the Lost Race, by Andre Norton. New York: Ace Books, 1959. This overview of Norton’s work by a respected science-fiction author lauds and analyzes Norton’s corpus as it existed in 1959. This essay appears in some of the paperback editions of the novel.

Norton, Andre. The Book of Andre Norton. Edited by Roger Elwood. New York: DAW Books, 1975. Primarily an anthology of Norton’s short stories, with a few interesting essays on her work. The best essay is an autobiographical one in which Norton explains how she writes her fantasies.

Norton, Andre. Interview by Charles Platt. In Dream Makers Volume II: The Uncommon Men and Women Who Write Science Fiction. New York: Berkley Books, 1983. An interview with Norton that shows some of her personal views on writing.

Schlobin, Roger C., and Irene R. Harrison. Andre Norton: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography. Rev. ed. Framingham, Mass.: NESFA Press, 1994. The most comprehensive bibliography of Norton; it also provides a biography.

Shwartz, Susan, ed. Moonsinger’s Friends: An Anthology in Honor of Andre Norton. New York: Bluejay Books, 1985. A science-fiction Festschrift honoring Norton. Instead of writing about Norton, the sixteen eminent authors write science-fiction stories inspired by her work. Shwartz’s editorial notes and introduction discuss the authors’ works and Norton’s influence.

Spivack, Charlotte. Merlin’s Daughters: Contemporary Women Writers of Fantasy. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987. Provides a close look at Norton’s work from a feminist perspective.