|Born||Paul le Page Barnett |
22 November 1949
|Died||3 February 2020 (aged 70)|
|Pen name||John Grant, Paul Barnett, Eve Devereux|
|Occupation||Science fiction writer|
Paul le Page Barnett (22 November 1949 – 3 February 2020), known by the pen name of John Grant, was a Scottish writer and editor of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction.
Born as Paul le Page Barnett in Aberdeen, Scotland,Grant has sometimes written under his own name (Paul Barnett), as Eve Devereux, and under various other pseudonyms; he has also ghostwritten a number of books. The author of some 70 books in all (excluding ghostwritten books), he has published several original novels as well as one novel in the Judge Dredd series and, with Joe Dever, 11 novels and a novella collection in the Legends of Lone Wolf series; edited several anthologies, beginning with Aries 1 (1979) and most recently New Writings in the Fantastic (2007); and has written dozens of nonfiction works, including several relating to fantasy and science fiction. His collaborators have included David Langford and, as illustrator, Bob Eggleton. With John Clute, he co-edited The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) for which he also wrote all the cinema entries. He has written numerous short stories, articles and columns. Barnett lived in New Jersey with his wife, Pamela Scoville, a noted animation art expert and co-founder with her late husband Michael of the Animation Art Guild. Grant died in February 2020 at the age of 70.
|1994||The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction||BSFA Award||Special Award||Won|
|1996||The Glad Who Sang a Mermaid in from the Probability Sea||British Fantasy Award||Best Short Fiction||Nominated|
|1997||The Encyclopedia of Fantasy||Bram Stoker Award||Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction||Nominated|
|1998||Hugo Award||Hugo Award for Best Related Work||Won|
|Locus Award||Best Non-Fiction||Won|
|Mythopoeic Awards||Mythopoeic Scholarship Award (for Myth and Fantasy Studies)||Won|
|World Fantasy Award||World Fantasy Special Award: Professional||Won|
|1999||Eaton Award||J. Lloyd Eaton Scholarship Award||Won|
|2001||Paper Tiger Books||Chesley Awards||Chesley Award for Best Art Director||Won|
|2002||Locus Award||Best Editor||Nominated|
|2003||Dragonhenge||Hugo Award||Hugo Award for Best Related Work||Nominated|
|Locus Award||Best Art Book||Nominated|
|Paper Tiger Fantasy Art Gallery||Locus Award||Best Art Book||Nominated|
|Perceptualistics||Locus Award||Best Art Book||Nominated|
|Paper Tiger Books||World Fantasy Award||World Fantasy Special Award: Professional||Nominated|
|2004||The Chesley Awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy Art: A Retrospective||Hugo Award||Hugo Award for Best Related Work||Won|
|Locus Award||Best Non-Fiction/Art||Nominated|
|2008||New Writings in the Fantastic||British Fantasy Award||Best Anthology||Nominated|
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