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, The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, a 1920s retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, is forthcoming from Atria in 2014.

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. Her story “Light on the Water” was a 2009 World Fantasy Award nominee, and “Things to Know About Being Dead” is a 2012 Shirley Jackson Award nominee.

Her nonfiction and reviews have appeared at, Strange Horizons,, Lightspeed, Weird Tales,, and Fantasy Magazine, 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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The image in the site header is from a “How to Draw” sketch card from the late 1920s; the original can be found in the digital archives of the New York Public Library.