Jane Gaskell (born 1941) is a British fantasy writer. She wrote her first novel Strange Evil, when she was 14. It was published two years later. In 1970 she received the Somerset Maugham Award for her novel A Sweet Sweet Summer (jointly with Piers Paul Read who received it for his Monk Dawson).
Her Atlan saga is set in prehistoric South America and in the mythical world of Atlantis. The series is written from the point of view of its clumsy heroine Cija, except for the last book, which is narrated by her daughter Seka.
China Miéville lists Strange Evil as one of the top 10 examples of weird fiction.
Jane Gaskell. Wikipedia.