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Guy Gavriel Kay has published fourteen novels, translated into 30 languages. Before beginning his writing career, Kay was retained by the Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien to assist in the editorial construction of The Silmarillion. Kay is a multiple World Fantasy Award nominee and won that award for Ysabel. He was awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his contributions to the literature of the fantastic. Both Under Heaven and River of Stars won the Prix Elbakin in France for best foreign language speculative fiction work. In 2014 he was invested with the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour.