Kameron Hurley

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Our international guest of honour is a Double Hugo Award winner and advertising copywriter who has come over from the US. Kameron is the author of:

  • The Geek Feminist Revolution (non-fiction collection, also nominated for Best Non-Fiction work by the British Fantasy Society)
  • The Stars are Legion
  • Worldbreaker Saga
  • The God’s War Trilogy (Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer and the Kitschy Award for Best Debut Novel)

Kameron grew up in Washington State, and has lived in Fairbanks, Alaska; Durban, South Africa; Chicago, and currently lives in Ohio, where she’s cultivating an urban homestead. She has a degree in historical studies from the University of Alaska and a Master’s in History from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, specializing in the history of South African resistance movements.

Kameron has also been a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Nebula Award, the Locus Award and the BSFA Award for Best Novel. Her work has been included on the Tiptree Award Honor List and been nominated for the Gemmell Morningstar Award as well.

Kameron’s short fiction has appeared in magazines such as Popular Science Magazine, Lightspeed, Uncanny Magazine,Vice Magazine’s Terraform, EscapePod, and Strange Horizons, as well as anthologies such as The Lowest Heaven, Year’s Best SF and Meeting Infinity. Her nonfiction has appeared in numerous online venues, including The Atlantic, Bitch Magazine, Huffington Post, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Entertainment Weekly and she writes a regular column for Locus Magazine. Her work has been translated into Romanian, Swedish, German, Hebrew, Chinese, Spanish and Russian. She is also a graduate of Clarion West.

In addition to her writing, Kameron has been a Stollee guest lecturer at Buena Vista University and taught copywriting at the School of Advertising Art.