Special GoH: Mary Robinette Kowal

Author of Glamour in Glass and Shades of Milk and Honey

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Shades of Milk and Honey, Glamour in Glass, and the forthcoming Without a Summer. In 2008 she won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2011, her short story "For Want of a Nail" won the Hugo Award for Short Story. Her work has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. Stories have appeared in Strange HorizonsAsimov's, and several Year's Best anthologies as well as in her collection Scenting the Dark and Other Stories from Subterranean. She served two terms as the Vice President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Mary, a professional puppeteer and voice actor, has performed for LazyTown (CBS), the Center for Puppetry Arts, Jim Henson Pictures and founded Other Hand Productions. Her designs have garnered two UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence, the highest award an American puppeteer can achieve. She also records fiction for authors such as Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi.

Mary lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters.