Cassie Hart is a Māori (Kāi Tahu) speculative fiction writer who enjoys delving into human nature in all its beauty and disarray.
Her traditional debut novel, Butcherbird, was released from Huia in August 2021, and has been a finalist for both the Australian Shadow Award and the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for best novel. In 2022 Cassie is excited to help launch, Death in the Mouth, an anthology of original horror from people of color, which she had the joy of co-editing alongside phenomenal project creator Sloane Leong.
Cassie has been a finalist many times, including the Hugo, Australian Shadow, and Sir Julius Vogel awards. In 2021 she won the Sir Julius Vogel award for Best Fan Production/Publication for her FIYAHCon Guest of Honour speech, as well as the Services to Science Fiction and Fantasy award for her work during the prior year.
She lives with her husband, three daughters, and an assortment of animals in beautiful Aotearoa, New Zealand.