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Karen Wynn Fonstad

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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.


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.


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