Elizabeth Cunningham

Author of The Maeve Chronicles

The Red-Robed Priestess, the fourth and final installment of The Maeve Chronicles, wins The Association for the Study of Women and Mythology’s 2012 Sarasvati Award for Fiction!

“In making their decision, the judges praised the book’s strong female figures, especially the leading character, Maeve, who was described as “embodying the passions and challenges of any woman’s life.” They also praised the author’s inventive yet respectful use of various mythologies and religious traditions, including Celtic and Christian. “Although this award is for a single book,” the judges added in their commendation, “this award also recognizes the three volumes of the Maeve series that have gone before and have served as mileposts in the literature of women’s spirituality.”