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Kij Johnson is an American fantasy writer noted for her adaptations of Japanese myths and folklore. Her story “Fox Magic” won the 1994 Theodore Sturgeon Award, her novel The Fox Woman (2000) won the Crawford Award for best debut fantasy novel, and her subsequent novel Fudoki (2003) was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and was cited by Publishers Weekly as one of the best fantasy novels of its year. An experienced publishing professional, Johnson has worked in editorial and project-management capacities for Tor Books, Wizards of the Coast/TSR, Dark Horse Comics, and Microsoft. She is also an associate director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas.