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Fran Wilde’s novels and short stories have been finalists for six Nebula Awards, a World Fantasy Award, three Hugo Awards, three Locus Awards, and a Lodestar. They include her Nebula- and Compton-Crook-winning debut novel Updraft, and her Nebula-winning debut Middle Grade novel Riverland. Her short stories appear in Asimov’sTor.comBeneath Ceaseless SkiesShimmerNatureUncanny, and Jonathan Strahan’s 2020 Year’s Best SFF. (Bibliography.)

Fran directs the Genre Fiction MFA concentration at Western Colorado University and writes nonfiction for publications including The Washington PostThe New York Times, and Tor.com. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and at franwilde.net.

She is represented by Andrea Somberg at Harvey Klinger.

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Fran Wilde writes science fiction and fantasy.  She can also tie a bunch of sailing knots, set gemstones, and program digital minions.

She’s taught writing and digital media at two colleges, a high school for the creative arts, and a long-distance program for young writers. She now directs the Genre Fiction MFA concentration at Western Colorado University

Her first novel, the high-flying fantasy and Nebula-, and Compton Crook Award-winning, and Nebula-nominated  Updraft, was published by Tor 2015. Cloudbound and Horizonthe companion novels to Updraft – complete the trilogy in 2017. All are set in the Bone Universe.

Her novels and short stories have been finalists for six Nebula Awards, a World Fantasy Award, three Hugo Awards, three Locus Awards, and a Lodestar. They include her Nebula- and Compton-Crook-winning debut novel Updraft, her Nebula-winning debut Middle Grade novel Riverland, and the Hugo and Nebula finalist The Jewel & Her Lapidary. Her short stories appear in Asimov’sTor.comBeneath Ceaseless SkiesShimmerNatureUncanny, and Jonathan Strahan’s 2020 Year’s Best SFF.(Bibliography.)

Her nonfiction appears in publications including The Washington PostThe New York Times, and Tor.com. Her poetry has appeared in Fireside,The Marlboro ReviewArticulate, and Poetry Baltimore. Her critical work has appeared in Educause Quarterly. 

Her digital media projects include games, dynamic widgets, and 3D immersive narratives.

She holds an MFA in poetry and an MA in information architecture and interaction design.  Fran has served as an Endeavor Award Judge and on the Andre Norton Jury. She is a 2011 graduate of Viable Paradise and attended Taos Toolbox 2012.

She reads too much and is a friend of the Oxford comma. She is represented by Andrea Somberg at Harvey Klinger. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and at franwilde.net.