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.|
|Notable works:||The Wheel of Time|
|IMDb:||Robert Jordan’s IMDb|
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.
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.
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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