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Name  Charles Butler

Role  Author
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Born  25 January 1963 (age 52) (1963-01-25) Romsey, Hampshire, England
Occupation  Associate Professor, University of the West of England
Education  University of York, University of London
Awards  Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies
Books  Calypso Dreaming, Reading History in Children, Four British Fantasists : Place an, The Fetch of Mardy Watt, The Lurkers

Catherine Butler (born 25 January 1963 in Romsey, Hampshire; formerly Charles Cadman Butler) is an English academic and author of children's fiction.


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Butler's most important academic work, Four British fantasists : place and culture in the children's fantasies of Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Susan Cooper won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award (2009) in the Mythopoeic Scholarship category and is in 236 libraries according to WorldCat, and has been reviewed in the standard book review sources and academic journals. Another academic work, Teaching Children's Fiction is in 148 libraries. Of Butler's fiction, Timon's Tide is the most widely held and reviewed: over 300 libraries & reviews. Among her other fiction, Death of a Ghost, The Fetch of Mardy Watt, Calypso Dreaming, The Lurkers, are each in about 100 libraries and with journal reviews.

Other publications

Butler's works include:

  • As Charles Butler:
  • Female Replies to Swetnam the Woman-Hater, ed. (Thoemmes, 1995)
  • The Darkling (Orion, 1997)
  • Timon's Tide (Orion, 1998)
  • Calypso Dreaming (HarperCollins, 2002)
  • The Fetch of Mardy Watt (HarperCollins, 2004)
  • Death of a Ghost (HarperCollins, 2006)
  • The Lurkers (Usborne, 2006)
  • Teaching Children's Fiction, ed. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)
  • Kiss of Death (Barrington Stoke, 2007)
  • Hand of Blood (Barrington Stoke, 2009)
  • As Catherine Butler:
  • Reading History in Children's Books, with Hallie O'Donovan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
  • Roald Dahl: A New Casebook, ed. with Ann Alston (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
  • Twisted Winter, ed. (A & C Black, 2013)
  • Personal

    At some point between 2009 and 2012 Butler began using the name Catherine instead of Charles, evidently as part of transitioning from male to female gender.

    Butler is the sister of Martin Butler and the granddaughter of Montagu C. Butler.


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