Naomi Kritzer

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Naomi Kritzer
BornNorth Carolina
OccupationNovelist
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience fiction, fantasy
Website
naomikritzer.com

Naomi Kritzer is an American speculative fiction writer and blogger.[1][2] Her 2015 short story "Cat Pictures Please" was a Locus Award and Hugo Award winner[3] and was nominated for a Nebula Award. Her novel, Catfishing on CatNet won the 2020 Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book.

Biography[edit]

Kritzer has lived in London and Nepal. She attended Wingra School - Madison, WI (1978 - 1986); Highgate Wood School - Haringey, England (1986 - 1987); Madison West High School - Madison, WI (1987 - 1991); and Carleton College - Northfield, MN (1991 - 1995).[4][5] As of 2020, she lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and blogs on local elections.[6]

Career[edit]

Since 1999 Kritzer has published a number of short stories and several novels, including two trilogies for Bantam Books, and her Seastead series of short stories for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Her 2015 short story "Cat Pictures Please" published in Clarkesworld was a Locus Award and Hugo Award winner and was nominated for a Nebula Award.[7]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

Dead Rivers
  • Freedom's Gate (2004)
  • Freedom's Apprentice (2005)
  • Freedom's Sisters (2006)
Eliana's Song
  • Fires of the Faithful (2002)
  • Turning the Storm (2003)
  • Kin (2004)
Young Adult
  • Catfishing on CatNet (2019)
  • Chaos on Catnet (forthcoming, 2021[8][9])

Short fiction[edit]

Collections
  • Comrade Grandmother and Other Stories (2011)
  • Gift of the Winter King and Other Stories (2011)
  • Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories (2017)
Stories[10]
Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
Faust's SASE 1999
Gift of the Winter King 2000
The Wall 2013 Kritzer, Naomi (Apr–May 2013). "The Wall". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37 (4&5): 97–107.
Artifice 2014 Kritzer, Naomi (Sep 2014). "Artifice". Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 134 (9): 48–54.
  • "The Price" (2000)
  • "Spirit Stone" (2000)
  • "The Golem" (2000)
  • "Comrade Grandmother" (2002)
  • "In the Witch's Garden" (2002)
  • "St. Ailbe's Hall" (2004) also appeared as:
  • "The Long Walk" (2005) with Lyda Morehouse
  • "Honest Man" (2007)
  • "When Shlemiel Went to the Stars" (2008)
  • "The Good Son" (2009)
  • "Isabella's Garden" (2011)
  • "What Happened at Blessing Creek" (2011)
  • "Scrap Dragon" (2012)
  • "Bits" (2013)
  • "Cat Pictures Please" (2015)
  • "Wind" (2015)
  • "Cleanout" (2015)
  • "So Much Cooking" (2015)
  • "Zombies in Winter" (2016)
  • "Waiting Out the End of the World in Patty’s Place Cafe" (2017)
  • "The Thing About Ghost Stories" (2018)

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview: Naomi Kritzer on "Cleanout"". SFSite. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  2. ^ Amberdine, Laurel. "Author Spotlight: Naomi Kritzer". Lightspeed. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  3. ^ Mumford, Tracy (Aug 24, 2016). "St. Paul author takes home the highest award in sci-fi". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved Aug 24, 2016.
  4. ^ "Alumni Authors Talk | Sesquicentennial | Carleton College". 2020-07-05. Archived from the original on 2020-07-05. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  5. ^ "naomikritzer - Profile". 2016-08-18. Archived from the original on 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  6. ^ "About". Will Tell Stories For Food (Blog). Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Naomi Kritzer Awards". Science Fiction Awards Database. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  8. ^ Kritzer, Naomi (2021). CHAOS ON CATNET: sequel to catfishing on catnet. S.l.: TOR TEEN. ISBN 978-1-250-16522-0. OCLC 1151712863.
  9. ^ "Check Out Our Cover Reveal for Chaos on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer!". Tor Teen Blog. 2020-07-03. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  10. ^ Short stories unless otherwise noted.
  11. ^ "Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2020 winners announced". Books+Publishing. 2020-05-05. Retrieved 2020-05-05.

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