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Nationality  American
Name  Catherynne Valente
Role  Fiction writer

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Born  Bethany L. Thomas May 5, 1979 (age 36) Seattle, Washington (1979-05-05)
Occupation  Poet, novelist, literary critic
Alma mater  UC San Diego, Edinburgh University
Genre  Postmodern, fantasy, mythpunk
Notable awards  James Tiptree, Jr. Award (2006), storySouth Million Writers Award (2007), Rhysling Award (2007), Mythopoeic Award (2008), Andre Norton Award (2009)
Education  University of California, San Diego, University of Edinburgh
Awards  Andre Norton Award, Hugo Award for Best Fancast
Nominations  Hugo Award for Best Novel
Books  Palimpsest, Deathless, The Girl Who Soared O, The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, Radiance
Similar People  Elizabeth Bear, Seanan McGuire, Ana Juan, Lynne M Thomas, Paul Cornell
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Catherynne M. Valente (born May 5, 1979) is an American fiction writer, poet, and literary critic. For her speculative fiction novels she has won the annual James Tiptree, Andre Norton, and Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards. Her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine, the World Fantasy Award–winning anthologies Salon Fantastique and Paper Cities, along with numerous Year's Best volumes. Her critical work has appeared in the International Journal of the Humanities as well as in numerous essay collections.

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Catherynne M. Valente's novels have been nominated for Hugo, World Fantasy, and Locus awards. Her 2009 book, Palimpsest, won the Lambda Award for GLBT Science Fiction or Fantasy. Her two-volume series The Orphan's Tales won the 2008 Mythopoeic Award, and its first volume, The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden won the 2006 James Tiptree, Jr. Award and was nominated for the 2007 World Fantasy Award. In 2012, Valente's work won 3 Locus Awards: Best Novelette (White Lines on a Green Field), Best Novella (Silently and Very Fast) and Best YA Novel (The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making).

In 2011, her children's novel, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making debuted at #8 on the New York Times Best Seller List. Its sequel, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, featured at #5 on Time Magazine’s Best Fiction of 2012 list.

In 2009, she donated her archive to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Collection in the department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University.

She is a regular panelist on the podcast SF Squeecast.

Multimedia and mythpunk

Valente tours regularly both in America and abroad. She occasionally performs with singer/songwriter SJ Tucker, who along with her own varied discography composes albums based on Valente's work. The pair perform reading concerts throughout North America, often featuring dancers, aerial artists, art auctions featuring jewelry and paintings based on the novels, and other performances.

Valente is active in the crowdfunding movement of online artists, and her novel The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making was the first online, crowdfunded book to win a major literary award before traditional publication.

In a 2006 blog post, Valente coined the term mythpunk as a joke for describing her own and other works of challenging folklore-based fantasy.

Novels

  • The Labyrinth (2004)
  • The Ice Puzzle (2004)
  • Yume No Hon: The Book of Dreams (2005)
  • The Grass-Cutting Sword (2006)
  • Palimpsest (2009)
  • Deathless (2011)
  • Radiance (2015)
  • Novellas

  • Silently and Very Fast (2011)
  • Six-Gun Snow White (2013)
  • Speak Easy (2015)
  • The Refrigerator Monologues (2017)
  • The Orphan's Tales
  • The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden (vol. 1) (Oct 2006)
  • Book of the Steppe
  • Book of the Sea
  • The Orphan's Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice (vol. 2) (Oct 2007)
  • Book of the Storm
  • Book of the Scald
  • A Dirge for Prester John

    Published by Night Shade Books:

  • The Habitation of the Blessed (2010)
  • The Folded World (2011)
  • Fairyland

    Published by Feiwel & Friends:

  • Prequel: The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland—For a Little While (2011)
  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (2011) started out in 2009 as a crowdfunded middle-grade online novel (originally, a fictional children's book in Palimpsest).
  • The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (2012)
  • The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two (2013)
  • The Boy Who Lost Fairyland (2015)
  • The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home (2016)
  • Poetry

  • Music of a Proto-Suicide (2004)
  • Apocrypha (2005)
  • Oracles: A Pilgrimage (2006)
  • The Descent of Inanna (2006)
  • A Guide to Folktales in Fragile Dialects (May 2008)
  • Nonfiction

  • Introduction to Jane Eyre (Illustrated) (2007)
  • "Regeneration X" in Chicks Dig Time Lords (2010)
  • Indistinguishable from Magic (2014)
  • Short fiction

  • "The Oracle Alone" Music of a Proto-Suicide (2004)
  • "Ghosts of Gunkanjima" Papaveria Press (2005)
  • "The Maiden-Tree" Cabinet des Fees (2005)
  • "Bones Like Black Sugar" Fantasy Magazine (2005)
  • "Psalm of the Second Body" PEN Book of Voices (2005)
  • "Ascent Is Not Allowed" The Minotaur in Pamplona (2005)
  • "Thread: A Triptych" Lone Star Stories (2006)
  • "Urchins, While Swimming" Clarkesworld Magazine (2006)
  • "Milk and Apples" Electric Velocipede (2006)
  • "Temnaya and the House of Books" Mythic (2006)
  • "A Grey and Soundless Tide" Salon Fantastique (2006)
  • "A Dirge For Prester John" INTERFICTIONS (2007)
  • "The Ballad of the Sinister Mr. Mouth" Lone Star Stories (2007)
  • "La Serenissima" Endicott Studio (2007)
  • "The Proslogium of the Great Lakes" Farrago's Wainscot (2007)
  • "A Buyer's Guide to Maps of Antarctica" Clarkesworld Magazine (2008)
  • "Tales of Beaty and Strangeness: City of Blind Delights" Clockwork Phoenix (2008)
  • "The Hanged Man" Farrago's Wainscot (2008)
  • "An Anthology of Urban Fantasy: Palimpsest" Paper Cities, ed. Ekaterina Sedia (2008)
  • "The Harpooner at the Bottom of the World" Spectra Pulse Magazine (2008)
  • "Golubash, or, Wine-War-Blood-Elegy" Federations (2009)
  • "The Secret History of Mirrors" Clockwork Phoenix 2 (2009)
  • "A Book of Villainous Tales:A Delicate Architecture" Troll's Eye View (2009)
  • "The Radiant Car Thy Sparrows Drew" Clarkesworld Magazine (2009)
  • "The Anachronist's Cookbook" Steampunk Tales (2009)
  • "A Between Books Anthology:Proverbs of Hell" The Stories in Between (2010)
  • "The Days of Flaming Motorcycles" Dark Faith (2010)
  • "Secretario" Weird Tales (2010)
  • "Thirteen Ways of Looking at Space/Time" Clarkesworld Magazine (2010)
  • "How to Become a Mars Overlord" Lightspeed Magazine (2010)
  • "15 Panels Depicting the Sadness of the Baku and the Jotai" Haunted Legends (2010)
  • "In the Future When All's Well" Teeth (2011)
  • "A Voice Like a Hole" Welcome to Bordertown (2011)
  • "The Wolves of Brooklyn" Fantasy Magazine (2011)
  • "The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland—For a Little While" Tor.com (2011)
  • "White Lines on a Green Field" Subterranean Magazine (2011)
  • Collections

  • This Is My Letter to the World: The Omikuji Project, Cycle One (2010)
  • Ventriloquism (2010)
  • Myths of Origin, Omnibus collection containing The Labyrinth, Yume No Hon: The Book of Dreams, The Grass-Cutting Sword, and Under in the Mere (2011)
  • The Melancholy of Mechagirl (2013)
  • The Bread We Eat in Dreams (2013)
  • References

    Catherynne M. Valente Wikipedia


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