Orson Scott Card Biography


Type: Novelist, Critic, Public Speaker, Essayist and Columnist.

Born: August 24, 1951 (age 64), Richland, Wash


Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy (“Magic Street”, “Enchantment”, “Lost Boys”), biblical novels (“Stone Tables”, “Rachel and Leah”), the American frontier fantasy series “The Tales of Alvin Make”r (beginning with “Seventh Son”), poetry (“An Open Book”), and many plays and scripts, including his "freshened" Shakespeare scripts for “Romeo & Juliet”, “The Taming of the Shrew”, and “The Merchant of Venice”.

Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays. He frequently teaches writing and literature courses at Southern Virginia University.

Card currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, where his primary activities are writing a review column for the local Rhinoceros Times and feeding birds, squirrels, chipmunks, possums, and raccoons on the patio.

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