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urban fantasy, horror fiction, apocalyptic literature
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: American English
occupation: writer, musician, novelist, science fiction writer
award received: Astounding Award for Best New Writer, Nebula Award for Best Novella, Locus Award for Best Novella, Hugo Award for Best Novella
Seanan McGuire (pronounced SHAWN-in) (born January 5, 1978, in Martinez, California) is an American author and filker. In 2010, she was awarded the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer by the 2010 World Science Fiction Convention. Her novella "Every Heart A Doorway" received the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novella, the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novella, and the 2017 Locus Award for Best Novella.McGuire, known for her urban fantasy, adopted the pseudonym Mira Grant to write science fiction/ horror. As Grant she published the political thriller/zombie series Newsflesh, comprising the books Feed (2010), Deadline (2011), Blackout (2012), nominated for a 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel), and Feedback (2016). Additionally, in 2017, The Wine in Dreams was published as part of the novella collection Star Wars: Canto Bight, a tie-in to the 2017 film Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
In 2013, McGuire received a record five Hugo nominations in total, two for works as Grant and the other three under her own name.
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