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Karen Wynn Fonstad

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'''Karen Wynn Fonstad''' (April 18, 1945 – March 11, 2005) was the author of the popular ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth|Atlas of Middle-earth]]'' along with other fantasy-related atlases. She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a Masters Degree in Geography and a specialty in cartography. She passed away in 2005 from complications related to breast cancer.
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'''Karen Lea Wynn Fonstad''' ([[April 18]], [[1945]] [[March 11]], [[2005]]) was the author of the popular ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth|Atlas of Middle-earth]]''.
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==Life==
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Karen Wynn was born and raised in Wisconson and educated in Oklahoma. She attended the [[wikipedia:University of Oklahoma|University of Oklahoma]], where she received a M.A. in Geography. Her speciality had been Cartography, and she would spend much of her life as a freelance cartographer. She has published several atlases of fantasy worlds, such as ''[[wikipedia:The Atlas of Pern|Pern]]'', ''[[wikipedia:The Atlas of the Land|the Land]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:Atlas of the Dragonlance World|Krynn]]'', but is best known for ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth]]''.
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==Bibliography==
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* [[1981]]: ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth]]'' (First edition)
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* [[1991]]: ''The Atlas of Middle-earth'' (Second edition)
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* [[2001]]: ''The Atlas of Middle-earth'' (Third edition)
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* [[2006]]: ''[[Tolkien Studies: Volume 3]]''
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** "Writing "TO" the Map"
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==External links==
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* [[wikipedia:Karen Wynn Fonstad|Karen Wynn Fonstad]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]
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* [http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2005/03/12/24396-author-karen-wynn-fonstad-1945-2005-2/ Karen Wynn Fonstad Obituary] at [http://theonering.net TheOneRing.net]
  
 
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Revision as of 19:17, 19 December 2008

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Karen Wynn Fonstad
Biographical information
BornApril 18, 1945
DiedMarch 11, 2005
EducationUniversity of Oklahoma

Karen Lea Wynn Fonstad (April 18, 1945March 11, 2005) was the author of the popular Atlas of Middle-earth.

Life

Karen Wynn was born and raised in Wisconson and educated in Oklahoma. She attended the University of Oklahoma, where she received a M.A. in Geography. Her speciality had been Cartography, and she would spend much of her life as a freelance cartographer. She has published several atlases of fantasy worlds, such as Pern, the Land and Krynn, but is best known for The Atlas of Middle-earth.

Bibliography

External links