Evan Winter

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Evan Winter
Known forHis self-published debut novel earned him a four-book deal

Evan Winter is a Canadian fantasy author. His first novel, The Rage of Dragons, was originally self-published.[1] In 2020, Time magazine named it one of the 100 best fantasy books of all time, and CBC Books included Winter's 2020 novel The Fires of Vengeance on its list of Canadian fiction to watch for in 2020.[2] Following its initial publication, Orbit Books re-released Rage of Dragons and signed Winter to a four-book deal.

The Rage of Dragons was on the long list of the CBC's 2020 Canada Reads.[3]

Winter was born in London, England, and CBC Books describes his series as African-inspired fantasy.[4][5]


Winter was born in England and raised in Zambia.[6] He has worked as a filmmaker.


The Burning series[edit]

  • Rage of Dragons (2019)
  • Fires of Vengeance (November 10, 2020)


  1. ^ Ryan B. Patrick (2019-11-06). "With African epic The Rage of Dragons, Evan Winter wrote the book he'd want to read". CBC Books. Retrieved 2020-02-07. The self-published book was a bestseller and was acquired and re-released by Orbit Books as part of a four-book deal. It is the first book in a planned series. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "47 works of Canadian fiction to watch for in spring 2020". CBC Books. 2020-02-05. Retrieved 2020-02-07. Here are 47 works of Canadian fiction to watch for in spring 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Bob Armstrong (2020-01-18). "Romance writers' rift widens". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2020-02-07. The two outliers were a fantasy novel, Evan Winter’s The Rage of Dragons, and a collection of science fiction novellas, Cory Doctorow’s Radicalized. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Ryan B. Patrick (2020-02-04). "Six Canadian writers of black heritage to watch in 2020". CBC Books. Retrieved 2020-02-07. In his fantasy novel debut, The Rage of Dragons, a world with an African-inspired setting is caught in an eternal war — and the book's main protagonist Tau is his people's only hope for survival. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ John Breunig (2020-01-28). "John Breunig: The Ballad of The Innocent Man". Register Citizen. Retrieved 2020-02-07. He’d leave for food, watch a little TV. Mostly, he read (he recommends “The Rage of Dragons,” by Evan Winter, who also was raised in Africa). CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Interview: Evan Winter". Lightspeed Magazine. July 2019. Retrieved 25 February 2021.