Nicola Griffith is a dual UK/US citizen living in Seattle. She is the author of nine novels including Hild, Spear and the forthcoming Menewood. In addition to her fiction and nonfiction (New York Times, Guardian, Nature, New Scientist) she is known for her data-driven 2015 work on bias in the literary ecosystem and as founder and co-host of #CripLit. Her awards include two Washington State Book Awards, the Premio Italia, and Nebula, World Fantasy, Otherwise/Tiptree, and Lambda Literary Awards (6 times). She holds a PhD from Anglia Ruskin University and is married to novelist and screenwriter Kelley Eskridge.