Charles de Lint is a Canadian writer of Dutch origins. In 1974 he met Mary Ann Harris, and married her in 1980. They live in Canada.
Primarily a writer of fantasy fiction, he has written widely in the sub genres of urban fantasy, contemporary magical realism, and mythic fiction. Along with writers like Terri Wind ling, Emma Bull, and John Crowley, de Lint in the 1980’s pioneered and popularized the genre of urban fantasy.