Nicola Griffith was born in Yorkshire, England, but has lived in the US for many years with her wife, Kelley Eskridge. She began publishing sf with “Mirror and Burnstone” in Interzone in 1987. Her novels include Ammonite (1993, Tiptree and Lambda Award winner), Slow River (1994, Nebula and Lambda winner), The Blue Place (1998), Stay (2002), Always (2007), and Hild (2013). She has also co-edited with Stephen Pagel three anthologies, Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (1997), Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction (1998), and Bending the Landscape: Horror (2001). She has also published a memoir, And Now We Are Going to Have a Party: Liner Notes to a Writer's Early Life (2007), another Lambda Award winner.