Susan Palwick

Susan Palwick (born 1960 in New York City) is an American writer and associate professor emerita of English at the University of Nevada, Reno.[1] She began her professional career by publishing "The Woman Who Saved the World" for Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in 1985.

Susan Palwick at Wiscon 30

Raised in northern New Jersey, Palwick attended Princeton University, where she studied fiction writing with novelist Stephen Koch, and she holds a doctoral degree from Yale.[1] In the 1980s, she was an editor of The Little Magazine and then helped found The New York Review of Science Fiction, to which she contributed several reviews and essays. Although she is not a prolific author, Palwick's work has received multiple awards, including the Rhysling Award (in 1985) for her poem "The Neighbor's Wife." She won the Crawford Award for best first novel with Flying in Place in 1993,[2] and the Alex Award in 2006 for her second novel, The Necessary Beggar.[3] Her third novel, Shelter, was published by Tor in 2007. Another book, The Fate of Mice (a collection of short stories), has also been published by Tachyon Publications.

Susan Palwick is a practicing Episcopalian and lay preacher. For many years, she wrote a column for the Church Health Center's website on faith and health, She currently works as a hospital chaplain in Reno.



Short fictionEdit

  • The Fate of Mice (2007)
  • All Worlds are Real (2019)[5]
Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
Windows 2014 Palwick, Susan (September 2014). "Windows". Asimov's Science Fiction. 38 (9): 73–77.


  • Brief Visits: Sonnets from a Volunteer Chaplain (2012)


  1. ^ a b "Episode 8: An Interview with SF/Fantasy Author Susan Palwick". Geekarati (Podcast). Blog Talk Radio. 2007-06-26. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  2. ^ "1993 Crawford Award". The LOCUS Index to SF Awards. Locus Magazine. Archived from the original on 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  3. ^ "2006 Alex Awards". Young Adult Library Services Association. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  4. ^ Flying in Place title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  5. ^ "ALL WORLDS ARE REAL: SHORT FICTIONS by Susan Palwick". Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  6. ^ Short stories unless otherwise noted.

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