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Betsy Wollheim

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Betsy Wollheim

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Full Name: Elizabeth R. Wollheim
Born: December 5, 1951
New York City, New York, USA
Occupation: Publisher, Editor, Art Director
Nationality: American


Betsy Wollheim, the daughter of veteran paperback editor Donald A. Wollheim, is a second-generation science fiction editor with over four decades of book publishing experience. She is the president and co-publisher of DAW Books, and not only edits but also art directs all the books she acquires. She has edited numerous award-winning and bestselling authors, including Tad Williams (with co-publisher Sheila Gilbert), C. J. Cherryh, Patrick Rothfuss, Nnedi Okorafor, Mercedes Lackey, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Kristen Britain, Tanith Lee, C. S. Friedman, and Saladin Ahmed.

In 2012, Wollheim received the Hugo for Best Editor Long Form. She was the first living, female long form editor to be given this distinction. She also shares two Chesley Awards for Best Art Director with Sheila Gilbert. In 2018 she received the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 DAW 30th Anniversary

 1. (2002)
 2. (2002)