W.J. Maryson (1950-2011)

Dutch fantasy author and artist “W.J. Maryson” (born Wim Stolk) died on March 9, 2011. His novel De Heer van de Diepten received the 2004 Elf Fantasy Award for best fantasy novel; he also won the Paul Harland Prize in 2007 for story “Nietzsche Station”. His novels have been published in the US, Spain, Poland, Germany, and Portugal.

Maryson also worked as an advertising writer, poet, muralist, portrait painter, rock musician, and composer, releasing two CDs based on his novels. He organized the Paul Harland Prize for fantasy, SF, and horror stories, and was a frequent attendee at the World Fantasy Convention. He is survived by his wife and four children.

See the April issue of Locus for a complete obituary.

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