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Rachel Swirsky
Attended University of Iowa
Lives in Bakersfield, California
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Work
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Writer
Employment
  • Writer, present
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Currently
Bakersfield, California
Previously
San Jose, California - Iowa City, Iowa - Bronxville, New York - Bluefield, West Virginia - Santa Cruz, California
Story
Tagline
Nebula-award winning science fiction and fantasy writer.
Introduction
Rachel Swirsky is a fiction writer who lives in Bakersfield, California. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa. Her short stories have been published in Subterranean Magazine, Tor.com, Weird Tales, Fantasy Magazine, the Konundrum Engine Literary Review, and others. Her first collection, Through the Drowsy Dark (Aqueduct Press, 2010), is available on amazon.com. Find her on the web at http://www.rachelswirsky.com.
Bragging rights
2011 Nebula Award Winner (novella, "The Lady Who Plucked Flowers Beneath the Queen's Window"), nominated for the Hugo, the Sturgeon, the Million Writers Award, the Locus Award, and long-listed for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award.
Education
  • University of Iowa
  • Mills College
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Sarah Lawrence College
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Gender
Female