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Elizabeth Hand is the bestselling author of thirteen genre-spanning novels and four collections of short fiction. Her work has received the World Fantasy Award (four times), Nebula Award (twice), Shirley Jackson Award (three times), International Horror Guild Award (three times), the Mythopoeic Award, and the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, among others, and several of her books have been New York Times and Washington Post Notable Books.

Her recent, critically acclaimed novels featuring Cass Neary, “one of literature’s great noir anti-heroes” [Katherine Dunn] — Generation Loss, Available Dark, and Hard Light — have been compared to those of Patricia Highsmith. With Paul Witcover, in the early 1990s she created and wrote DC Comic’s groundbreaking ANIMA, the first comics series to feature gay and bisexual characters, including the eponymous superheroine.

She is a longtime reviewer and critic for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Salon, among many others, and writes a regular book review column for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. She also teaches at the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing. She divides her time between the Maine coast and North London.