Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card

Distinguished Professor of English

Orson Scott Card is a distinguished professor of writing and literature at Southern Virginia University.

He is the author of the novels "Ender's Game", "Ender's Shadow" and "Speaker for the Dead," which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.

Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy such as "Magic Street,"  "Enchantment" and "Lost Boys;" biblical novels "Stone Tables" and "Rachel and Leah;" the American frontier fantasy series, "The Tales of Alvin Maker poetry, An Open Book" as well as many plays and scripts.

Card was born in Washington and grew up in Calif., Az. and Utah. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays. Card currently lives in Greensboro, N.C., with his wife, Kristine Allen, and their youngest child, Zina Margaret.

B.A., Brigham Young University, 1975; M.A., University of Utah, 1981


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Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416