K.V. Johansen (born 1968) is a Canadian fantasy, science fiction, and children's author.
Born in Kingston, Ontario, Johansen holds Master's degrees in Medieval Studies and English literature.
She lives in Sackville, New Brunswick.
- Blackdog (Pyr, 2011)
- The Leopard: Marakand Volume One (Pyr, 2014)
Warlocks of Talverdin (novels)
- Nightwalker (2007)
- Treason in Eswy (2008)
- Warden of Greyrock (2009)
- The Shadow Road (2010)
Torrie Quests (novels)
- Torrie and the Dragon (1997)
- Torrie and the Pirate-Queen (2005) (in Danish as Sørøverdronningen, 2005; in Macedonian as Тори и пиратската кралица)
- Torrie and the Firebird (2006)
- Torrie and the Snake-Prince (2007) (in Macedonian as Тори и принцот-змија)
- Torrie and the Dragonslayers (2009)
Cassandra Virus (novels)
- The Cassandra Virus (2006)
- The Drone War (2007)
- The Black Box (2011)
Pippin (picture books)
- Pippin Takes a Bath (1999) (in French as Au bain, coquine!, 1999)
- Pippin and the Bones (2000) (in French as Coquine et son trésor, 2000)
- Pippin and Pudding (2001) (in French as Coquine et Pouding, 2001)
- The Serpent Bride and Other Stories from Medieval Danish Ballads (1998)
- The Storyteller and other Tales (2008)
- Highlights in the History of Children's Fantasy (2004)
- Quests and Kingdoms: A Grown-Up's Guide to Children's Fantasy Literature (2005)
- Beyond Window Dressing? Canadian Children's Fantasy at the Millennium (2007)
Awards and honours
- 2000 — Early Childhood Literacy Award from the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick
- 2004 — Frances E. Russell Award for research in children's literature from the Canadian section of the International Board on Books for Young People.
- 2006 — Lilla Stirling Award, for the novel Torrie and the Pirate-Queen, awarded by the Canadian Authors Association.
- 2006 — Torrie and the Pirate-Queen was a starred selection in the Our Choice Guide to Canada's Best Children's Books from the Canadian Children's Book Centre
- 2007 — Ontario Library Association Best Bets Top Ten List for 2006 for Torrie and the Firebird
- 2007 — Voya's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror 2006 List for Nightwalker
- 2007 — The Cassandra Virus short-listed for the 2007 Book of the Year for Children Award by the Canadian Library Association
- 2007 — Torrie and the Snake-Prince short-listed for the 2008 Silver Birch Award.
- 2008 — Torrie and the Snake-Prince was on the 2007 Year's Best list from Resource Links magazine
- 2008 — Ontario Library Association Best Bets Top Ten List for 2007 for Nightwalker
- 2008 — Nightwalker short-listed for the 2008 Snow Willow Awards
- 2008 — Torrie and the Snake-Prince selected for the 2008/2009 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award short-list
- 2008 — Nightwalker won the 2008 Ann Connor Brimer Award
- 2010 — Warden of Greyrock selected for the 2009 Ontario Library Association Best Bets Top Ten List
- 2010 — Johansen receives the 2010 Anna Frank Award for Children's Literature in Macedonia.
- 2011 — Torrie & the Snake-Prince was chosen by IBBY (the International Board on Books for Young People) for their 2011 selection of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities
- 2012 — Ontario Library Association Best Bets for 2011 honourable mention for The Black Box
- 2012 — Blackdog short-listed for the 2012 Sunburst Award