Mary Robinette Kowal
|Mary Robinette Kowal|
February 8, 1969 |
Raleigh, North Carolina
|Occupation||Professional puppeteer and Author|
|Genre||Science fiction and fantasy|
|Notable works||Shades of Milk and Honey, "Evil Robot Monkey", "For Want of a Nail"|
|Notable awards||John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (2008), Hugo Award for Best Short Story (2011), Hugo Award for Best Novelette (2014)|
Life and career
Mary Harrison was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, and studied at East Carolina University. She graduated with a degree in Art Education with a minor in theater, and began work as a professional puppeteer in 1989. She has performed for the Center for Puppetry Arts, Jim Henson Productions, and her own production company, Other Hand Productions. She also worked in Iceland on the children's television show LazyTown for two seasons. She was recently accepted as a participant in a Sesame Puppetry Workshop.
Kowal served as art director for Shimmer Magazine and in 2010 was named art director for Weird Tales. She served as secretary of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for two years, and was elected to the position of SFWA vice-president in 2010. In 2008, her second year of eligibility, she won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
Kowal's work as an author includes "For Solo Cello, op. 12," (originally published in Cosmos Magazine and reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2008 Edition,) which made the preliminary ballot for the 2007 Nebula Awards. Her fiction has also appeared in Talebones Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Apex Digest, among other venues. Her debut novel Shades of Milk and Honey was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel. Two of her short fiction works have been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story: "Evil Robot Monkey" in 2009 and "For Want of a Nail," which won the award in 2011. Her novelette, The Lady Astronaut of Mars was ineligible for the 2013 Hugo Awards because it had only been released as part of an audiobook, but was later published in text format and went on to win the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novelette.
- Shades of Milk and Honey, Tor Books, 2010, ISBN 978-0-7653-2556-3
- Glamour in Glass, Tor Books, 2012, ISBN 978-0-7653-2557-0
- Without a Summer, Tor Books, 2013, ISBN 978-0-7653-3415-2
- Valour and Vanity, Tor Books, 2014, ISBN 9780765334169
- Of Noble Family, Tor Books, 2015, ISBN 978-0-7653-7836-1
- Kiss Me Twice, Asimov's Science Fiction, 2011 (nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novella)
- The Lady Astronaut of Mars, Tor.com / maryrobinettekowal.com, 2013
- A Fire in the Heavens, Shadows Beneath anthology, 2014
- "Just Right", The First Line, 2004
- "Rampion", The First Line, 2004
- "The Shocking Affair of the Dutch Steamship Friesland", The First Line, 2004
- "Portrait of Ari", Strange Horizons, 2006
- "Bound Man", Twenty Epics, 2006
- "Cerbo in Vitra ujo", Apex Digest, 2006
- "Locked In", Apex Digest, 2006
- "This Little Pig", Cicada, 2007
- "For Solo Cello, op. 12", Cosmos, 2007
- "Horizontal Rain", Apex Online, 2007
- "Death Comes But Twice", Talebones, 2007
- "Some Other Day", All Possible Worlds, 2007
- "Tomorrow and Tomorrow", Gratia Placenti, 2007
- "Suspension and Disbelief", Doctor Who: Short Trips: Destination Prague, 2007
- "Clockwork Chickadee", Clarkesworld Magazine, 2008
- "Scenting the Dark", Apex Online, 2008
- "Waiting for Rain", Subterranean Magazine, 2008
- "Chrysalis", Aoife’s Kiss, 2008
- "Evil Robot Monkey", The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Vol. 2, 2008 (nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story)
- "At the Edge of Dying", Clockwork Phoenix 2: More Tales of Beauty and Strangeness, 2009
- "Body Language", InterGalactic Medicine Show, 2009
- "The Consciousness Problem", Asimov's Science Fiction, 2009
- "First Flight", Tor.com, 2009
- "Ginger Stuyvesant and the Case of the Haunted Nursery", Talebones, 2009
- "Jaiden’s Weaver", Diamonds in the Sky: An Astronomical Anthology, 2009
- "Prayer at Dark River", Innsmouth Free Press, 2009
- "Ring Road", Dark Faith Anthology, 2010
- "The Bride Replete", Apex Online, 2010
- "Beyond the Garden Close", Apex Online, 2010
- "Typewriter Triptych", Sharable.net, 2010
- "For Want of a Nail", Asimov's Science Fiction, 2010 (winner of the Hugo Award for Best Short Story)
- "Salt of the Earth", Redstone SF, 2010
- "American Changeling", Daily Science Fiction, 2010
- "Changement d’itinéraire (Changed Itinerary)", Légendes, 2010
- "Birthright", 2020 Visions, 2010
- "Water to Wine", METAtropolis: Cascadiopolis, 2010
- "We Interrupt This Broadcast", The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination, 2013
- Biography for Mary Robinette Kowal at the Internet Movie Database
- Mary Robinette Kowal Website
- Mary Robinette Kowal (Web Lackey, Actor, Writer)(archive), Williamette Radio Workshop
- Mary Robinette Kowal FAQs
- Kowal, Mary Robinette. "My audition for the Sesame Street puppetry workshop. Video and results." Journal January 3, 2014; accessed January 5, 2014
- VanderMeer promoted to editor in chief, CapClave.org, 2010-01-25.
- An Interview With Mary Robinette Kowal patrickrothfuss.com
- The Hugo Awards
- Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, Rich Horton, Editor. ISBN 978-0809572502
- Nebula Awards preliminary ballot released sfscope.com 2008-01-11
- Mary Robinette Kowal Bibliography
- "SFWA announces the 2010 Nebula Award Nominees". SFWA. 2011-02-22. Retrieved 2013-12-06.
- "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2009 Hugo Awards". Locusmag.com. 2009-08-09. Retrieved 2013-12-06.
- Locus Publications. "Locus Online News » 2011 Hugo and Campbell Awards Winners". Locusmag.com. Retrieved 2013-12-06.
- "The Lady Astronaut of Mars". Tor.com. September 11, 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
- "2014 Hugo Award Winners". The Hugo Awards. August 17, 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
- Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Collection. Northern Illinois University. on archon.lib.niu.edu
- "6.1: Can Creativity be Taught?". Writing Excuses. Retrieved 2013-12-06.
|Wikiquote has quotations related to: Mary Robinette Kowal|
- Mary Robinette Kowal's official Web site
- Mary Robinette Kowal's Weekly Fantasy Column at AMCtv.com
- Mary Robinette Kowal at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Other Hand Productions' official Web site
- "Clockwork Chickadee" (short story) Clarkesworld Magazine, June 2007
- Writing Excuses