GUY GAVRIEL KAY was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, and raised in Winnipeg.
In 1984, Kay's first novel, The Summer Tree, the first volume of The Fionavar Tapestry, was published to considerable acclaim in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, and then in a number of countries and languages. In 1990 Viking Canada's edition of his novel Tigana reached the national bestseller list, and his next book A Song for Arbonne debuted at #1 nationally.
For his outstanding contributions to the field of speculative fiction, Guy Gavriel Kay has been named a Member of the Order of Canada .
Kay has been a bestseller with each novel since. For more on his universes, visit his web site.
He has also written two short pieces in support of the Double Drabble Pixel Fundraiser, an anti-violence-against-women project of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
The Guardian 'Books' section has an article on Kay's efforts editing Tolkien's The Silmarillion and their influence on his writing of the Fionavar Tapestry trilogy. The Guardian