Robert Jordan (Novelist) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Robert Jordan

James Oliver Rigney Jr., better known by his pen name Robert Jordan, was an American author of epic fantasy. He is best known for the Wheel of Time series which comprises 14 books and a prequel novel. He is one of several writers to have written original Conan the Barbarian novels; his are highly acclaimed to this day. Rigney also wrote historical fiction under his pseudonym Reagan O’Neal, a western as Jackson O’Reilly, and dance criticism as Chang Lung. Additionally, he ghostwrote an “international thriller” that is still believed to have been written by someone else.

Born: James Oliver Rigney Jr, October 17, 1948, Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Died: September 16, 2007, Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Occupation: Novelist
Genre: Fantasy
Notable works: The Wheel of Time
Spouse: Harriet McDougal
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About Robert Jordan

An American fantasy author, he is best known for his Wheel of Time series, which spans fourteen volumes. Under several pen names, he also wrote Western novels, historical fiction, and works of dance criticism.

Before Fame

He served two tours in Vietnam as a U.S. Army helicopter gunner.


He was born James Oliver Rigney, Jr.; Robert Jordan is his best-known pseudonym.

Family Life

He grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. He married Harriet McDougal.


He and Manly Wade Wellman are both well-known fantasy authors.

Information related to Robert Jordan

  • The Wheel of Time
  • Conan the Barbarian novelists
  • Anglican writers
  • The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina alumni

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Latest information about Robert Jordan updated on September 15, 2020.

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