Marian Womack

WRITING, TRANSLATING & EDITING THE LIMINAL 

29 (1)Welcome to my page!

I am a bilingual writer interested in loss, nostalgia and nature. I am a researcher at the Anglia Ruskin Center for Science Fiction and Fantasy, where I work on the connections between the weird and ecological fiction. I also enjoy reading and writing about heritage in narrative, storytelling and the Anthropocene, and about genre publishing and translation. You can find out more here.

My collection about ghosts, loss and nature, is now available from Luna Press:

These stories explore place and landscape at different stages of decay, positioning them as fighting grounds for death and renewal.

From dystopian Andalusia to Scotland or the Norfolk countryside, they bring together monstrous insects, ghostly lovers, soon-to-be extinct species, unexpected birds, and interstellar explorers, to form a coherent narrative about loss and absence.

SOME NICE THINGS PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT LOST OBJECTS:

“An intriguing and illuminating first collection, chockfull of interesting ideas about the natural world and ourselves” * Jeff VanderMeer

“It offers us the promise of a writer who is coming fully into her talent, whose best work still lies ahead… In reading Womack, the greatest sensation is that of having made an important discovery, of having stumbled upon the work of a writer that no many people have heard of yet, but should, and will” * Nina Allan

“Exquisite prose, mesmerizing imagery, and apocalyptic/postapocalyptic vision that was anything but dark and depressing. Womack has the gift of bringing other/future worlds to life such that we lose ourselves completely in her vision” * Rachel Cordasco

“Another prime example of a first collection powerful enough to scar, and one you can expect to see on award short-lists next year” * Simon Strantzas

“For a debut, Lost Objects looks to a great range of sources and shoulders an immense weight” * Weird Fiction Review

“Luminous and disturbing as the unearthly things they describe, Marian Womack’s gorgeously written tales map the shifting boundaries between waking life and dream, past and future and our own profoundly unsettled present. Reading them left me with goosebumps, and the craving for more stories by this supremely gifted new writer” * Elizabeth Hand

“These stories, where birds drop from the sky and giant butterflies haunt the imagination, fizz with a unique and strange originality” * Gary Budden

“Marian Womack weaves together the lyricism of Angela Carter, the mad imagination of China Miéville, and the earthiness of Robert Macfarlane. This book–an aviary of the strange, a vital evocation of wild and fleeting spirits–marks the emergence of a fantastic new talent” * Hellen Marshall

“These short story gems dance at the edge of the world, finding poetry in loss and devastation. Marian Womack is an artist with a unique and powerfully-wrought vision” * Una MacCormack

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