Stephen Donaldson was born in 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from the College of Wooster, Ohio in 1968 and went on to receive an MA in English from Kent State University after serving two years as a conscientious objector doing hospital work. He made his publishing debut in 1977 with The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever. This bestselling trilogy was named Best Novel of the Year by the British Fantasy Society and earned the author the John W. Campbell Award as best new writer in 1979. Stephen Donaldson lives in New Mexico.
'An irresistible epic imagination, heroism, excitement, made all the more real by Donaldson's deft handling of the rich history of the Land.' Chicago Daily News 'Donaldson has a vivid and unrestrained imagination he writes well and wields symbols powerfully.' Washington Post 'Something entirely out of the ordinary you'll want to go straight through Lord Foul's Bane, The Illearth War and The Power that Preserves at one sitting' The Times 'The Thomas Covenant saga is a remarkable acheivement which will certainly find a place on the small list of all true classics' Washington Post 'A feast for epic fantasy addicts' Publishers Weekly