Greer Gilman was a Guest of Honor at Readercon 20. Her Cloud & Ashes: Three Winter's Tales (Small Beer Press, 2009; reprinted in trade paper, 2015) won a Tiptree Award in 2010, and was a Mythopoeic finalist. "Jack Daw's Pack," the first of the tales, was a 2000 Nebula novelette finalist; the second, "A Crowd of Bone," a 2003 World Fantasy novella winner. Unleaving, a novel-length story, completed the triptych. All three are set in the Northern mythscape of her first novel Moonwise (Roc, 1991; reprinted in hardcover Prime, 2005), itself a Tiptree and Mythopoeic finalist and a Crawford winner, and nominated by David G. Hartwell at Readercon 18 as the single novel most emblematic of Readercon.
Cry Murder! In a Small Voice (Small Beer Press, 2013), winner of a Shirley Jackson Award (novelette), is the first of her metaphysical noir mysteries with Ben Jonson investigating. His second case is Exit, Pursued by a Bear (Small Beer Press, 2014).
"Down the Wall," a post-apocalyptic Cloudish story, appeared in the Salon Fantastique (Datlow and Windling, eds., Thunder's Mouth Press, 2006) and has been reprinted in The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women (Alex Daily MacFarlane, Running Press, 2014). A new Cloudish vignette, "Hieros Gamos," will be published in the forthcoming anthology, An Alphabet of Embers (Rose Lemberg, Stone Bird Press). Gilman's poem "She Undoes" from Faces of Fantasy (Tor Books, 1996) has been thrice reprinted, most recently in The Moment of Change (2012, Aqueduct Press). "The Moon-Hare" came out in Mythic Delirium 19 (Mike Allen, Fall 2008). "The Journeyman; or, Endymion Blunt Lays By His Pipe" appeared in the Readercon 20 Program Book.
Her chapter on "The Languages of the Fantastic" appears in the Hugo-nominated Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature (Mendlesohn and James, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2012); her essay, "Girl, Implicated: The Child in the Labyrinth in the Fantastic" in the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 19.2 (2008). In 2006, she gave a paper on "Shakespearean Voices in the Literature of the Fantastic" to the Shakespeare Association of America. Two conversations with Michael Swanwick have appeared in Foundation (Autumn 2001 and Spring 2009).
Ms. Gilman has also been a Guest of Honor at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (2008) and at the Wichita Literary Festival (2009), and was a guest speaker at the Art/Sci'98 Symposium held at the Cooper Union in New York. She was a John W. Campbell finalist for 1992.
Her love of British lore and landscape, of its rituals and ballads, is a constant in her work; her love of language, at its roots. Like the theatre of Shakespeare's time, her books are written for the ear, as much as for the understanding. A longtime librarian at Harvard, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She likes to quip that she does everything James Joyce ever did, only backward and in high heels.