Dr Kari Maund

Dr Kari Maund was trained in the Dept of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge and held research and teaching posts in early mediaeval British and Scandinavian history at the universities of Bangor, Cambridge, Leicester and Cardiff and the Institute of Advanced Studies in Dublin. She is the author of six books and many articles on early Wales, England, Ireland and Denmark. As Kari Sperring, she is reviews editor of Vector, the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association and her first novel, Living With Ghosts, appeared from DAW books in 2009 under the same name. She lives and works in Cambridge, England.


(A) FICTION (as Kari Sperring)

(1) Novel, Living With Ghosts DAW books March 2009.

(2) Short Fiction ‘Strong Brown God,’ in Glorifying Terrorism ed. Farah Mendlesohn (Rackstraw Press 2006)

‘The Whale’s Daughter’, in Fabulous Whitby, edd. Liz Williams and Sue Thomasson (Fabulous Albion Press,2008)

‘Seaborne’, in Myth/Understandings, ed. Ian Whates (NewCon Press, 2008).

(B) NON-FICTION (as K L or Kari L Maund)

(1) Books

Ireland, Wales and England in the Eleventh Century (Woodbridge 1991).

Handlist of the Acts of Native Welsh Rulers 1132-1283, (Cardiff 1996).

Gruffudd ap Cynan: A Collaborative Biography, (ed.) (Woodbridge 1996).

The Welsh Kings: the Medieval Rulers of Wales (Stroud 2000)

The Four Musketeers: the true story of d’Artagnan, Porthos, Aramis and Athos (with Phil Nanson) (Stroud 2005)

Princess Nest of Wales: seductress of the English (Stroud 2007)

(2) Articles

‘Cynan ab Iago and the Killing of Gruffudd ap Llywelyn’, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies, 10 (1985), pp. 57-65.

‘Trahaearn ap Caradog: Legitimate Usurper?’, Welsh History Review, 13 (1936/7), pp. 468-476.

‘The Welsh Alliances of Earl AElfgar of Mercia and his Family in the Mid-Eleventh Century’, Anglo-Norman Studies, 11 (1988), pp. 181-190.

‘The Second Obit of St Patrick in the Annals of Boyle’, apud D. N. Dumville, Saint Patrick: A. D. 493 — 1993 (Woodbridge 1993), pp. 35-37.

‘A Turmoil of Warring Princes: Political Leadership in Ninth-Century Denmark’, Haskins Society Journal 6 (1994), pp. 29-47.

‘Female Lay Patronage of Monasteries in Eleventh-Century West Mercia’, in Reformed Englishwomen, edd. L. J. Abrams and D. N. Dumville (forthcoming).

‘Fact and Narrative Fiction in the Llandaff Charters’, Studia Celtica, 31 (1997), pp. 173-193.

‘Gruffudd, Grandson of Iago: Historia Grufud vab Kenan and the Construction of Legitimacy’, in Gruffudd ap Cynan: A Collaborative Biography , ed. K. L. Maund (Woodbridge 1996), pp. 109-116.

‘Sources of the “World Chronicle” in the Cottonian Annals’, Peritia, 12 (1998), pp. 153-176.

‘Dynastic Segmentation and Gwynedd’, Studia Celtica, 32 (1998), pp. 155-167.

‘Early Medieval Wales c. 450 –1066’, in An Illustrated History of Wales, ed. P. Morgan (Stroud 2001)

‘Bishop Bleddri of Llandaff’, revised article for The New Dictionary of National Biography

‘Bishop Herewald of Llandaff’, short article for The New Dictionary of National Biography

‘Ealdgyth of Mercia’, short article for The New Dictionary of National Biography

‘Bernard of Neufmarché’, short article for The New Dictionary of National Biography

‘Early Medieval Wales 410-1064’, in P. Morgan, ed., An Illustrated History of Wales (Stroud 2001)

‘Owain ap Cadwgan: A Rebel Reviewed’, Haskins Society Journal, 13 (1999), pp. 65-72

‘Reading the fantasy series’, in The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, edd. Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn (Cambridge 2012), pp. 147-53

Bi-monthly column, ‘Matrilines’, for the online magazine Strange Horizons, March 2015 to date.