Pamela Collins Dean Dyer-Bennet (born 1953), better known as Pamela Dean, is an American fantasy author whose most notable book is Tam Lin, based on the Child Ballad of the same name, in which the Scottish fairy story is set on a midwestern college campus loosely based on her alma mater, Carleton College in Minnesota.
She was a member of the writing group The Scribblies, along with Emma Bull, Will Shetterly, Kara Dalkey, Nate Bucklin, Patricia Wrede and Steven Brust, and was a contributor to the Liavek shared-world anthologies. She is a member of the Pre-Joycean Fellowship.
At present Dean reports that Going North, the future "joint sequel to The Dubious Hills and The Whim of the Dragon, is still a work in progress.
She married fellow fan David Dyer-Bennet on December 30, 1982, and practices polyamory.
- "The Green Cat" (1985), in Liavek anthology
- "Two Houses in Saltigos" (1986), in Liavek: The Players of Luck anthology
- "Paint the Meadows with Delight" (1987), in Liavek: Wizard's Row anthology
- "The Last Part of the Tragic History of Acrilat" (1988), in Liavek: Spells of Binding anthology
- "A Necessary End" (1990), in Liavek: Festival Week anthology
- "Juniper, Gentian and Rosemary" (1989), in Things That Go Bump In The Night anthology
- "Owlswater" (1993), in Xanadu anthology
- "This Fair Gift" (1996), in Sisters in Fantasy II anthology
- "Cousins" (2006), in Firebirds Rising anthology