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December 11, 1959 |
Port Washington, Wisconsin, USA
|Pen name||M. Rickert|
|Genres||Science fiction, fantasy|
Mary Rickert, known as M. Rickert (December 11, 1959 in Port Washington, Wisconsin), is an American writer of fantasy fiction. Many of her stories have been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Her first collection, Map of Dreams, was published by Golden Gryphon Press in 2006; her second collection, Holiday, appeared in 2010 from the same publisher. She lives in Wisconsin.
Rickert's fiction has won or been nominated for several major awards. "Journey into the Kingdom" was nominated for the 2006 Nebula Award for Best Novelette and an International Horror Guild Award, and won the 2007 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction. Map of Dreams won the 2007 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection and the 2007 Crawford Award, and the collection's title story was nominated for the 2007 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella.
|2014||The Memory Garden||ISBN 1402297122||Sourcebooks Landmark||M. Rickert's debut novel|
Short story collections
|2006||Map of Dreams||ISBN 1930846444||Golden Gryphon Press||Contents: "Map of Dreams", "Dreams: Dreaming of the Sun", "Leda", "Cold Fires", "Angel Face", "Night Blossoms", "Nightmares: Feeding the Beast", "Bread and Bombs", "Art Is Not a Violent Subject", "Anyway", "A Very Little Madness Goes a Long Way", "Waking: What I Saw, When I Looked", "The Girl Who Ate Butterflies", "Many Voices", "More Beautiful Than You", "Peace on Suburbia", "Rising: Flight", "Moorina of the Seals", "The Harrowing", "The Super Hero Saves the World", "The Chambered Fruit"|
|2010||Holiday||ISBN 1930846657||Golden Gryphon Press||Contents: "Holiday", "Memoir of a Deer Woman", "Journey into the Kingdom", "The Machine", "Evidence of Love in a Case of Abandonment: One Daughter's Personal Account", "Don't Ask", "Traitor", "Was She Wicked? Was She Good?", "You Have Never Been Here", "War is Beautiful", "The Christmas Witch"|
- 2007 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story for Journey into the Kingdom
- 2007 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection for Map of Dreams
- 2007 Crawford Award for Map of Dreams
- M. Rickert at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- An interview with M. Rickert
- Another brief interview
- A third interview
- Online texts of Rickert's stories "Anyway" and "The Girl Who Ate Butterflies"
- Golden Gryphon Press official site - About Map of Dreams