Michi Trota

Michi Trota is the Nonfiction Editor of the Hugo Award-winning and World Fantasy Award finalist Uncanny: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy; she also served as Managing Editor for the magazine from 2014-2019. She is a four-time Hugo Award winner, and the first Filipina to win a Hugo Award. Michi is also co-editor of the upcoming WisCon Chronicles Vol. 12 with Isabel Schechter. Her essays have been published in The Book Smugglers, The Establishment, and Invisible: An Anthology of Representation in SF/F, and she was the text writer for the 2018-2019 exhibit Worlds Beyond Here: Expanding the Universe of APA Science Fiction at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, WA. She’s spoken at C2E2, the Chicago Humanities Festival, and on NPR. Michi is a firespinner with the Raks Geek Fire+Bellydance troupe, past president of the Chicago Nerd Social Club Board of Organizers, and lives with her spouse and their two cats in Chicago. She can often be found on Twitter at @geekmelange posting about publishing, pop culture, Filipina identity, food, her cats, and often yelling about The Good Place.


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