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Catherine Butler

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Catherine Butler is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University, where she publishes on children’s literature. Her academic books include Four British Fantasists (Scarecrow/ChLA, 2006), which won the 2009 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies; Reading History in Children’s Books (with Hallie O’Donovan; Palgrave, 2012); and Deconstructing Literary Studies: A Polemic (Palgrave, 2018). As well as contributing articles to many academic journals, she has edited special issues of The Lion and the Unicorn, The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts and Women’s Writing, and is also the editor of several academic volumes, including Modern Children’s Literature (with Kimberley Reynolds, 2014) and collections on Roald Dahl, Philip Pullman, and teaching children’s literature in universities. Catherine has written six stand-alone fantasy novels for children and teenagers, as well as some shorter works, including the edited anthology, Twisted Winter (A&C Black, 2013). She is Editor of the long-running journal, Children’s Literature in Education.

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