Uncanny Authors

Maria Dahvana Headley

Maria Dahvana Headley is The New York Times–bestselling author of the novels Aerie, Magonia (one of PW’s Best Books of 2015), Queen of Kings, and the memoir The Year of Yes. With Kat Howard she is the author of The End of the Sentence, one of NPR’s Best Books of 2014, and with Neil Gaiman, she is co–editor of Unnatural Creatures. Her short stories have been included in many year’s best anthologies, including the 2016 edition of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Karen Joy Fowler and John Joseph Adams, and have been finalists for the Nebula and Shirley Jackson Awards.

Upcoming from editor Sean McDonald at Farrar, Straus & Giroux are The Mere Wife—a novel melding Beowulf to Revolutionary Road, and a short story collection. For HarperCollins, she’s at work on The Combustible, a queer superhero and supervillain story, as well as another YA novel. She’s also in development on the theatrical musical The Devil’s Halo, with Emmy Award–winning composer Lance Horne. Find her at @MARIADAHVANA at Twitter, or www.mariadahvanaheadley.com.

Carlos Hernandez

Carlos Hernandez is the author of The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria (Rosarium 2016). By day, Carlos is a CUNY Associate Professor of English, with appointments at BMCC and the CUNY Graduate Center. Besides his dedication to writing, Carlos is a game writer and designer: he served as Literary Consultant for the forthcoming iPhone game Losswords and continues work as a designer and lead writer on Meriwether, which goes live on Steam Greenlight on December 9.

Jim C. Hines

Jim C. Hines’s latest book is Revisionary, the fourth and final in his modern–day fantasy series about a magic–wielding librarian, a dryad, a secret society founded by Johannes Gutenberg, a flaming spider, and an enchanted convertible. He’s also the author of the Princess series of fairy tale retellings (in which Snow White is a witch, Cinderella has a glass sword, and Sleeping Beauty is a badass assassin) as well as the humorous Goblin Quest trilogy. His short fiction has appeared in more than 50 magazines and anthologies. Jim won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer.

He lives in Michigan with his wife and two children. You can find him online at www.jimchines.com.

Rosamund Hodge

Rosamund Hodge grew up as a homeschooler in Los Angeles, where she spent her time reading everything she could lay hands on, but especially fantasy and mythology. She got a BA in English from the University of Dallas and an MSt in Medieval English from Oxford. She now lives in Seattle, where she writes YA fantasy novels that blend fairy tales and mythology: Cruel Beauty and the forthcoming Crimson Bound (May 5, HarperCollins). Visit her on the web at http://www.rosamundhodge.net or follow her on Twitter: @rosamundhodge.

Ada Hoffmann

Ada Hoffmann is an autistic graduate student who lives in southern Ontario trying to teach poetry to computers. Her human poetry has appeared in Strange Horizons, Goblin Fruit, Stone Telling, and elsewhere. It has been reprinted in the Imaginarium Year’s Best anthology series and nominated for the Rhysling award. You can find Ada online at ada-hoffmann.com, or on Twitter at @xasymptote.

Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson was born in Jamaica, and went on to live in Guyana, Trinidad, and Canada. She is a recipient of the Campbell, the World Fantasy, the Sunburst, and the Andre Norton Awards. She is a professor of Creative Writing at the University of California Riverside. She believes food is a very good idea.

Kat Howard

Kat Howard lives in New Hampshire. Her short fiction has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, anthologized in Year’s Best and “best–of” collections, and performed on NPR. Her debut novel, Roses and Rot, was named one of the best SF/Fantasy/Horror books of Summer 2016 by Publishers Weekly. Her second novel, An Unkindness of Magicians, will be out in September 2017 from Saga Press, who are also publishing her short fiction collection, A Cathedral of Myth and Bone, in early 2018. You can find her on twitter at @KatWithSword.

Also, Kat is a Wizard.

Kameron Hurley

Kameron Hurley is the author of the space opera The Stars are Legion, as well as the essay collection The Geek Feminist Revolution. She has also written the award-winning God’s War Trilogy and The Worldbreaker Saga. Hurley has won the Hugo Award, Kitschy Award, and Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer. She was also a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Nebula Award, and the Gemmell Morningstar Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Popular Science Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, and many anthologies. Hurley has also written for The Atlantic, Entertainment Weekly, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, Bitch Magazine, Boingboing, and Locus Magazine. She posts regular articles at KameronHurley.com.

N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author whose works have been nominated for the Hugo, the World Fantasy Award, and the Nebula, and have won the Locus Award. Her new novel The Fifth Season comes out from Orbit in August 2015. Her website is nkjemisin.com.

Alaya Dawn Johnson

Alaya Dawn Johnson is a Nebula award–winning short story writer and the author of six novels for adults and young adults. Her novel The Summer Prince was longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Her most recent, Love Is the Drug, was awarded the Andre Norton Award. Her short stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including Asimov’s, F&SF and Zombies vs. Unicorns. She lives in Mexico City.