About Kij Johnson:
Since her first sale in 1987, Kij Johnson has sold dozens of short stories to markets including Amazing Stories, Analog, Asimov’s, Duelist Magazine, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Realms of Fantasy. She won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short story of 1994 for her novelette in Asimov’s, Fox Magic. In 2001, she won the International Association for the Fantastic in the Art’s Crawford Award for best new fantasy novelist of the year. Her short story The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change was on the final ballot for the 2007 Nebula Award and the World Fantasy Award, and it was a nominee for the Sturgeon and Hugo awards. In 2009, she won the World Fantasy for 26 Monkeys, Also The Abyss, which was also a finalist for the Hugo and Nebula. She won the 2010 Nebula for Spar, the 2011 Nebula for Ponies (also a finalist for the Hugo and World Fantasy), and the 2012 Nebula for The Man Who Bridged The Mist (currently a finalist for the 2012 Hugo).
In the past ten years, she has worked as managing editor at Tor Books; collections and special editions editor for Dark Horse Comics; editor, continuity manager, and creative director for Wizards of the Coast; program manager on Microsoft Reader; and managing editor of user communications at Real Networks. As a side-effect of the current economy, she made the jump to writing full-time, then completed an MFA in Creative Writing at Raleigh, North Carolina. Kij has run chain and independent bookstores, worked as a radio announcer and engineer, edited cryptic crosswords, and waitressed in a strip bar.
She divides her time between the Midwest and the West Coast.
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