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Nicola Griffith


UK flag (1960 - )

Nicola Griffith is a native of Yorkshire, England, where she earned her beer money teaching women’s self-defense, fronting a band, and arm-wrestling in bars, before discovering writing and moving to the US. Her immigration case was a fight and ended up making new law: the State Department declared it to be “in the National Interest” for her to live and work in this country. This didn’t thrill the more conservative power-brokers, and she ended up on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, where her case was used as an example of the country’s declining moral standards.

In 1993 a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis slowed her down a bit, and she concentrated on writing.

Nicola, now a dual US/UK citizen, holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Anglia Ruskin University, is married to writer Kelley Eskridge, and lives in Seattle. Most of the time she is happily lost in the seventh century (writing the second novel about Hild, Menewood), emerging occasionally to drink just the right amount of beer and take enormous delight in everything.
 
Series
Aud Torvingen
1. The Blue Place (1998)
2. Stay (2002)
3. Always (2007)
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Light of the World Trilogy
1. Hild (2012)
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Anthologies edited
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Anthologies containing stories by Nicola Griffith
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Short stories
Song of Bullfrogs, Cry of Geese (1991)
Yaguara (1994)Nebula Awards (nominee)


Awards
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book winner (1993) : Ammonite
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (1994) : Ammonite
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1996) : Yaguara
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (1997) : Slow River
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2014) : Hild
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2014) : Hild


Nicola Griffith recommends
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Halfway Human (1998)
Carolyn Ives Gilman
"Fascinating ... the best SF novel I've read in a long time."
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Spin State (2003)
(Spin , book 1)
Chris Moriarty
"Vivid, sexy, and sharply written... a nonstop, white knuckle tour of quantum physics, artificial intelligence, and the human heart."
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Passing Strange (2017)
Ellen Klages
"Ellen Klages's love for queer San Francisco is evident in every line: its history, its mystery, and its people in all their variety and glory. I smiled as I read. You will, too."

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