Ed Greenwood (2006)
ED GREENWOOD is an award-winning Canadian writer, editor, game designer, columnist, and librarian best known as the creator of The Forgotten RealmsÃƒâ€šÂ® fantasy world. His New York Times-bestselling fantasy novels have sold millions of copies worldwide in over thirty languages. He has been a judge for the World Fantasy Awards and the Sunburst Awards, and been Guest of Honor at more than sixty conventions. Hailed as ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œthe Canadian author of the great American novelÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Â (J. Robert King), ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œan industry legendÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Â (DRAGONÃƒâ€šÂ® Magazine), ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œa true geniusÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Â (Elaine Cunningham) and ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œone of the greatsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Â (GAMES Magazine), Ed was inducted into the Academy of Adventure Gaming, Art and Design Hall of Fame in 2003.
In ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œprivateÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Â life, Ed is a white-bearded librarian often mistaken for Santa Claus, who shares an old Ontario farmhouse with his wife, a reigning cat, and more than 80,000 books. Right now, heÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s at work on several dozen gaming and short fiction projects, and writing his usual three novels at once. EdÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s most recent books include Falconfar from Solaris Books and Elminster Must Die! from Wizards of the Coast (its sequel, forthcoming in August 2011, is Bury Elminster Deep). Ed also scripts comics and radio plays, and writes horror, pulp adventure, and Arthurian fantasy.