Robert Jordan

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About Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan is the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr., the author known best for "The Wheel of Time," a voluminous epic fantasy book series. James and Harriet Rigney reside in Charleston, South Carolina (United States).

The Wheel of Time book series is published in the United States by Tor Books, a label of Tom Doherty Associates. It is published in the United Kingdom by Orbit Books, and has been translated into over 25 languages. Translations include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, and Japanese. The books have been read by an international fan base.

Asked why he has never published any books under his real name, Rigney answers that his given name is reserved for any non-genre literature he may produce in his lifetime. Thus far, his most well known publication is a long work of fantasy; he has also published a Western novel and a series on Conan.

More about Robert Jordan

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