Nisi Shawl
Published June 25, 2015
Updated April 10, 2021

Nisi Shawl is a writer of speculative fiction. Their story collection Filter House co-won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, given annually to works of speculative fiction which explore and expand our understanding of gender roles. They edit reviews for the literary quarterly Cascadia Subduction Zone. In 2014 Shawl coedited Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler. Their Belgian Congo steampunk novel Everfair was published in 2016.

Areas of Expertise: Representation in writing and editing in speculative genres (fantasy, science fiction, horror, magic realism, etc.), Octavia Butler, practice of West African religious traditions in North America

Location: Seattle, Wash.


Twitter: @nisishawl

Heard on NPR Source of the Week: Shawl Discusses The Diversity Landscape of Publishing Today

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