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Marian Womack

Spain (b.1975)

Marian Womack was born in Andalusia and educated in the UK. She is a graduate of the San Diego Clarion Writers’ Workshop, and she holds degrees from Glasgow, Oxford and Cambridge universities. Her writing is concerned with nature and it features strange landscapes, ghostly encounters, and uncanny transformations through a variety of genres – speculative fiction, ecofiction, and fiction of the Anthropocene.

Marian's debut short story collection in English, Lost Objects (Luna Press, 2018), was shortlisted for two BSFA awards and one BSF award. Her novel The Golden Key (Titan Books, 2020) is an uncanny tale of liminal spaces and environments tainted by human interaction. The novella The Swimmers (Titan Books, 2021) is a response to Wide Sargasso Sea set in a near-future Andalusia. She has also published one novel in Spanish, Memoria de la Nieve (Memory of the Snow, 2011), and has co-edited with Gary Budden the international ecofiction anthology An Invite to Eternity: Tales of Nature Disrupted (2019).

Marian's writing appears in a number of international anthologies and magazines, has formed part of an installation for Earth Day 2019 in Somerset House alongside work by Timothy Morton, Greta Thunberg, and Zadie Smith, and has been translated into Italian. She has been commissioned fiction pieces for the Norwegian Writers’ Climate Campaign. A trained eco-educator, she holds a PhD in creative writing and ecopoetics, and teaches on the Oxford University writing programme. She is co-editor at Calque Press, and is represented by Alexander Cochran at the C&W Agency.

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
   The Golden Key (2020)
   On the Nature of Magic (2023)
   Lost Objects (2018)
Novellas and Short Stories
   The Swimmers (2021)
Anthologies edited
   The Best of Spanish Steampunk (2015) (with James Womack)
Marian Womack recommends
Wendy, Darling (2021)
A C Wise
"Richly imagined, surprisingly dark, and heartbreakingly beautiful."
Skyward Inn (2021)
Aliya Whiteley
"The absolute best kind of philosophical SF, & indisputable inheritor of Le Guin. Aliya Whiteley forces us to confront difficult ideas, but they are important, and will become even more so. Exactly what SF should do."

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