Full record for fantasist n.

Definition a writer of fantasy
OED requirements antedating 1923
Earliest cite in the Glasgow Herald
Last modified 30 July, 2019

Citations for fantasist n.

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1986 D. Koontz Strangers ii. iv. 306 Father Gerrano went upstairs to spend a few hours with the latest novel by James Blaylock, the fantasist whom Brendan, too, found interesting, but whose colorful tales of bizarre fantasy creatures and even more bizarre human beings were too imaginative for a hard-nosed realist like Father Wycazik.
1991 Sci. Fiction Chron. May 32/2 This single novel marks McDonald as a significant fantasist.
1994 Interzone Apr. 64/2 Along with the likes of fantasists Ray Bradbury, Tanith Lee and Terry Brooks ‥