Biography

Genevieve Valentine’s first novel, Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti , won the 2012 Crawford Award and was nominated for the Nebula. Her second novel is speakeasy fairy tale The Girls at the Kingfisher Club. Her third novel, political thriller Persona, is out now from Saga Press. She’s currently the writer of DC’s CATWOMAN.

Her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Journal of Mythic Arts, Lightspeed, and others, and the anthologies Federations, The Living Dead 2, After, Teeth, and more; stories have been nominated for the World Fantasy Award and the Shirley Jackson Award, and have appeared in several Best of the Year anthologies.

Her nonfiction and reviews have appeared at NPR.org, The AV Club, Strange Horizons, io9.com, Lightspeed, Weird Tales, Tor.com, LA Review of Books, Fantasy Magazine, and Interfictions, and she is a co-author of pop-culture book Geek Wisdom (Quirk Books).

Her appetite for bad movies is insatiable, a tragedy she tracks on her blog.

She is represented by Barry Goldblatt of BG Literary.

 

Author Photos

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Recent Work

PERSONA reviewed at NPR: " a tense, wonderfully satisfying tightrope walk of a novel"

Essay: "Cinderella, Ex Machina, and feminine transformation," Strange Horizons

Essay: The mythic roots and serial appeal of the sibling relationship on TV, The AV Club

Essay: "How ALIENS set the gold standard for supporting casts," The Dissolve

Reviews: "Summer Science Fiction," the New York Times

Essay: "The Feminine Desert of Mad Max Fury Road," The Dissolve

Essay: How the vampire became film’s most feminist monster

Essay: Birds Do It, Bees Do It: Why Mad Men's the Unsexiest Show on TV

2015 Appearances

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March: ICFA (Orlando, FL)