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R. A. MacAvoy

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Full Name: Roberta Ann MacAvoy
Born: December 13, 1949
Cleveland, Ohio
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: American


Roberta Ann (R. A.) MacAvoy is a fantasy and science fiction author in the United States. Several of her books draw on Celtic or Taoist themes. She won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1984. R. A. MacAvoy was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Francis and Helen MacAvoy. She attended Case Western Reserve University and received a B.A. in 1971. She worked from 1975 to 1978 as an assistant to the financial aid officer of Columbia College of Columbia University and from 1978 to 1982 as a computer programmer at SRI International before turning to full-time writing in 1982. She married Ronald Allen Cain in 1978.

R.A. MacAvoy was diagnosed with dystonia following the publication of her Lens series. She now has this disorder manageable and has returned to writing.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works


 Black Dragon

 1. (1983)
 2. (1986)

 The Damiano Trilogy

 1. (1983)
 2. (1984)
 3. (1984)

 Nazhuret of Sordaling

 1. (1990)
 2. (1991)
 3. (1993)