Kij Johnson

Associate Professor
Primary office:
206-459-2950
3021 Wescoe Hall


Summary

Areas of Research

Fiction writing; the writing of science fiction, fantasy, and experimental literatures; creative writing pedagogy; foundational fantasy; speculative fiction; experimental forms.

Awards

Hugo Award.
Winner, 2012, for best novella.
Five-time finalist: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Nebula Award.
Winner, 2012, for best novella.
Winner, 2011, for best short story (tie with Harlan Ellison).
Winner, 2010, for best short story.
Five-time finalist: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

World Fantasy Award.
Winner, 2009, for best short story.
Five-time finalist: 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2013.

Theodore A. Sturgeon Memorial Award.
Winner, 1994.
Shortlisted five times: 1994, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012.

Locus Magazine Reader’s Poll.
Six-time finalist: 2008, 2009, 2010 (for two stories), 2011, and 2012.

Asimov’s Magazine Reader’s Award.
Winner, 2012, for best novella.
Winner, 2009, for best short story.

William L. Crawford Fantasy Award.
Winner, 1999.

James A. Tiptree Award.
Shortlist, 2004.
Longlist, 1993.

Mythopoeic Award.
Finalist, 2004.

Selected Publications

At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories. Easthampton: Small Beer Press, 2012. Print. Tokyo: Tokyo Sogensha, 2013.

Las Chicas Mithicas/Myth Girls. Medellin: Proyecto Liquido, 2010.

Fudoki. New York: Tor Books, 2003.

The Fox Woman. New York: Tor Books, 1999. New York: Doubleday science Fiction Book Club, 1999. As Das Geheimnis der Fuchsfrau. Munich: Piper Verlag, 2007.

Faculty Profile

Kij Johnson is a writer of speculative and experimental short fiction and novels. She has won the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards, as well as the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire and others. In 2013, she gave the inaugural Tolkien Lacure at Oxford University; since then she has been a guest of honor at conferences and conventions in Sweden, France and the United States. She is associate director for the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction at KU.  [http://www.sfcenter.ku.edu/]

Research interests include fiction writing; the writing of science fiction, fantasy, and experimental literatures; creative writing pedagogy; foundational fantasy; speculative fiction; experimental forms.

Teaching interests include fiction writing; slipstream and fantastic literature; heroic fantasy; animal narratives; and other topics.


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