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Sam J. Miller lives in New York City now, but grew up in a small town in upstate New York. He is the last in a long line of butchers. In no particular order, he has also been a film critic, a grocery bagger, a community organizer, a secretary, a painter's assistant and model, and the guitarist in a punk rock band. His fiction has been nominated for the Nebula Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Award, was long-listed for the Hugo Award, and has won the Shirley Jackson Award. He's a graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop. His husband of fifteen years is a nurse practitioner and is way smarter and handsomer than Sam.

Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
 
Awards
Andre Norton Award Best Book winner (2018) : The Art of Starving
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (2019) : Blackfish City


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