Carol Emshwiller Bio

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Carol EmshwillerCarol Emshwiller was awarded a Lifetime Achievement World Fantasy Award.

Read the Letter of Intrigue: James Tiptree to Carol Emshwiller.

Notes Toward an Article on Carol Emshwiller.

Read her story in Trampoline.

Carol’s webpage.

Besides her novel, The Mount, and collection of short fiction, Report to the Men’s Club and Other Stories, who is this writer? It’s not just the vast staff at Small Beer Press who think she’s an incredible writer, check out what happy readers and writers are saying about her new books on those pages above, and have a look below too see that this is one writer who has been making readers very happy for a good amount of time!

Carol Emshwiller’s stories have appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Century, Scifiction, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, TriQuarterly, Transatlantic Review, New Directions, Orbit, Epoch, The Voice Literary Supplement, Omni, Crank!, Confrontation, and many other anthologies and magazines.

Carol is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and has been awarded an NEA grant, a New York State Creative Artists Public Service grant, a New York State Foundation for the Arts grant, the ACCENT/ASCENT fiction prize, and the World Fantasy, Nebula, Philip K. Dick, Gallun, and Icon awards.

Carol was Guest of Honor at Wiscon 27, May 23-6, 2003 (bio).

Recently, her stories have appeared in Trampoline, McSweeney’s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales, Leviathan 3, and Polyphony.

Carol Emshwiller is the author of three previous collections of short fiction: The Start of the End of it All (Winner of the 1991 World Fantasy Award), Verging on the Pertinent, and Joy in Our Cause, and three novels Carmen Dog, Ledoyt, and Leaping Man Hill. So, how have her previous books been received? Or her books released by us?

Verging on the PertinentCarmen DogLedoytLeaping Man Hill
(Click on the images to order the books from your local bookshop)

Strange Horizons devoted a special issue to Carol Emshwiller in which they posted an interview, a story (“The Circular Library of Stones“), and a review of Ledoyt by Ursula K. Le Guin.

She lives in New York City in the winter where she teaches at New York University School of Continuing Education. She spends the summers in a shack in the Sierras in California.



Fantastic Metropolis

Strange Horizons



Mrs. Jones


Water Master

The Circular Library of Stones


Pilobolus and Joan (based on Carol Emshwiller’s story “Metamorphosed”)

Family Focus (voiceover)

Skin Matrix

Skin Matrix S (short version)


Carol Emshwiller’s website

Fantastic Metropolis: Three essays by Carol Emshwiller:

How My Husband’s Death Changed My Writing


Writing Rules I Like to Break

Biography on Scifiction

Carol Emshwiller page on Alpha Ralpha Blvd.

Tom Christensen — Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief from 1990-2000 of Mercury House

Carol Emshwiller is represented by:

Wendy Weil
The Wendy Weil Agency, Inc.
232 Madison Avenue, Suite 1300
New York, NY 10016
(212) 685-0030
(212) 685-0765
[email protected]

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Author photo by Susan Emshwiller.


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