Reading Outside of the Lines
Ditmar Award Winner
Australian author Keith Taylor got his start in Ted White’s Fantastic, and went on to collaborate with Andrew J. Offutt on two novels based upon the Robert E. Howard hero, Cormac Mac Art – an Irish Viking active in King Arthur’s time.
Taylor’s series of novels centering on an Irish character of his own creation—the bard Felimid mac Fal—was published throughout the 1980s. Much of Taylor’s fictional output in the 1990s was in the Arthurian fantasy subgenre. Many stories featuring his character, Kamose the Magician, were published in Weird Tales in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Taylor’s writing won two Ditmar Awards, and was nominated for another four, and for two Aurealis Awards.