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Kelly Robson is an award-winning short fiction writer.  She was awarded the 2018 Nebula Award for Best Novelette and the 2016 Aurora Award for best Short Story. She has also been a finalist for the Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, John W. Campbell, and Sunburst awards.

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Kelly Robson is an award-winning short fiction writer. In 2018, her story “A Human Stain” won the Nebula Award for Best Novelette, and in 2016, her novella “Waters of Versailles” won the Prix Aurora Award. She has also been a finalist for the Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, John W. Campbell, and Sunburst awards. In 2018, her time travel adventure Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach debuted to high critical praise. After 22 years in Vancouver, she and her wife, fellow SF writer A.M. Dellamonica, now live in downtown Toronto.

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Kelly Robson is an award-winning short fiction writer whose work appears in major speculative fiction markets. Many of her stories have been selected for year’s best anthologies, and have been translated internationally. She’s a regular contributor to Clarkesworld’s Another Word column. In 2018, her time travel adventure Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach debuted to high critical praise.

In 2018, her story “A Human Stain” won the Nebula Award for Best Novelette, and her novelette “We Who Live in the Heart” was a finalist for the 2018 Theodore Sturgeon Award.  In 2017, she  was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.  In 2016, her novella “Waters of Versailles” won the Prix Aurora Award and was also a finalist for the Nebula Award and World Fantasy Awards. Her short story “The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill” was a finalist for the 2015 Theodore Sturgeon Award, and her short story “Two-Year Man” was a finalist for the 2015 Sunburst Award.

Growing up in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, Kelly competed in rodeos and gymkhanas, and was crowned princess of the Hinton Big Horn Rodeo. From 2008 to 2012, she wrote the wine and spirits column for Chatelaine, Canada’s largest women’s magazine. After 22 years in Vancouver, she and her wife, fellow SF writer A.M. Dellamonica, now make their home in downtown Toronto.

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Critical Praise

“Kelly Robson is one of the best, most exciting and most complete new storytellers working today.” – Jonathan Strahan (link)

“If there had been any doubt that Robson is one of the most accomplished and versatile new writers (her SF career only dates back to 2015), Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach should dispel it.” – Gary Wolfe (link)

“I’d read some of the author’s work before in Clarkesworld and elsewhere and am always surprised at her chameleonic literary style, changing her voice in ways that speak to a sophistication of the writing craft and a deep understanding of her characters. Brava!” –Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling and five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author

“One of the greatest joys an editor experiences on the job is having the honor of publishing an author first before anyone else. It’s a rare pleasure and one that I experienced in February when “The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill” by Kelly Robson appeared in Clarkesworld. When she told me that two more of her stories would appear in Asimov’s and Tor.com, I was surprised — because it’s highly unusual for a new author to land three stories at highly-selective professional magazines — but also not surprised because her work is simply that good and the range and quality of her work tell me that this is an author to watch.” – Neil Clarke in The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume 1

Awards and Award Nominations

Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novelette, 2018
Winner of the Prix Aurora Award for Best Short Story, 2016

Finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, 2018
Finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, 2017
Sunburst Award long list, 2017
Sunburst Award short list, 2016
Finalist for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novella, 2016
Finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Novella, 2016
Finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, 2016

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