Nicola Griffith ( is a multiple award-winning author, and the founder and co-host of #CripLit. Her awards include the Nebula Award, World Fantasy Award, Otherwise/Tiptree Award, Washington State Book Award (twice), Lambda Literary Award (six times), Premio Italia, Galactic Suburbia Award, Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize, Alice B Medal, Gaylactic Spectrum Award (three times), and a BBC North poetry prize. She has been a finalist for countless others including Hugo, Locus, Campbell Memorial, Arthur C. Clarke, Stonewall, and Seiun awards.

Her two SF novels are Ammonite (Del Rey, 1993) and Slow River (Del Rey, 1995). Three crime novels—soon to be reissued by Farrar, Straus and Giroux—are The Blue Place (William Morrow, 1998), Stay (Nan A. Talese, 2002), and Always (Riverhead, 2007). Her historical novel Hild (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013) was followed by a contemporary thriller-of-the-body, So Lucky (FSG, 2018), and her forthcoming short novel Spear (, 2022) will be followed swiftly by Hild sequel Menewood (FSG, 2022/3).

Individual pieces of Nicola's small body of short fiction have been finalists for multiple awards (and one of these days she'll get around to putting together a collection). Her nonfiction appears in venues such as The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, NPR Books, Quartz, Electric Literature, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, etc. She also wrote an award-winning multimedia memoir, And Now We Are Going to Have a Party: Liner Notes to a Writer's Early Life (Payseur & Schmidt, 2007).

With Stephen Pagel, she edited a three-volume series of original queer short fiction for Overlook Books: Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (1997), Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction (1998), and Bending the Landscape: Horror (2001).

She is a dual UK/US citizen, holds a PhD from Anglia Ruskin, and enjoys a ferocious bout of wheelchair boxing. She met her wife, novelist and screenwriter Kelley Eskridge, at Clarion in 1988. They live in Seattle.