Elizabeth Hand is an award‐winning American author and critic whose dominant genres are science fiction and fantasy. She studied drama and anthropology at the Catholic University of America.  Her first story, “Prince of Flowers,” was published in The Twilight Zone Magazine and was followed two years later by her first novel, Winterlong. She has written 13 genre‐spanning novels, as well as numerous adaptations, and is a longtime reviewer and critic whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Village Voice, among other places. She has been a regular reviewer for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. She also teachers at the Stonecoast MFA Program.


● Four‐time World Fantasy Award winner

New York Times notable book selection for Black Light

● Nebula and World Fantasy awards for short story “Last Summer at Mars Hill”

Mortal Love shortlisted for the 2005 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature


With Paul Witcover, Elizabeth created and wrote DC Comics’ cult series Anima, whose riot grrl superheroine dealt with homeless teenagers, drug abuse, the AIDS epidemic, and racial violence, and which featured DC Comics’ first openly gay teenager. Elizabeth has also written movie and television spin‐offs and novelizations of The X‐Files and 12 Monkeys. She divides her time between the Maine coast and North London.

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