Brian Attebery

Brian Attebery

Brian Attebery is the author of four books and numerous articles on fantasy and science fiction, most recently Stories about Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth, published by Oxford University Press in 2014. He also edited The Norton Book of Science Fiction with Ursula K. Le Guin and Karen Joy Fowler. He is professor of English at Idaho State University and editor of the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. His interests within children’s literature include not only oral and literary fairy tales, which transcend age, but also stories of coming of age and of family interactions.


Courses Taught

  • History and Criticism of Children’s Literature
  • Gender and Identity in Science Fiction and Fantasy


  • Ph.D., Brown University
  • M.A., Brown University
  • B.A., The College of Idaho