About Me

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Based in Vancouver, Canada, Russell F. Hirsch writes fantasy for children and adults alike. His writing has appeared in numerous literary magazines. He's particularly passionate about myths, fairy tales, and folklore, and he regularly performs as an oral storyteller.

 

Russell holds a BFA in Creative Writing and an MA in Children's Literature from the University of British Columbia. When not writing, he teaches public speaking to elementary and high school students, takes long walks in the forest, and goes questing in search of ice cream.

CURRENT PROJECTS

I'm currently working on an upper middle grade novel loosely inspired by the myth of Persephone and the magic of the four seasons. I am also helping to organize several storytelling events in British Columbia during the 2022-23 performance season.

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INFLUENCES

All-time Favourites

Sabriel
Sabriel

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The Golden Compass
The Golden Compass

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Poppy
Poppy

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Sabriel
Sabriel

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Recently Enjoyed

Dragon Pearl
Dragon Pearl

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The Last Cuentista
The Last Cuentista

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Keeper of the Lost Cities
Keeper of the Lost Cities

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Dragon Pearl
Dragon Pearl

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