“Marian Womack weaves together the lyricism of Angela Carter, the mad imagination of China Miéville, and the earthiness of Robert Macfarlane.” –Helen Marshall, World Fantasy Award Winner
Marian Womack is a bilingual writer. Her genre-bending fiction gained her a place in the Clarion Writers Workshop, and in the Creative Writing Master degree at Cambridge University. Her fiction has appeared in LossLit, Weird Fiction Review, SuperSonic, Apex, or the anthologies The Year’s Best Weird Fiction, vol. 3 and EcoPunk! Speculative Tales of Radical Futures. She has also been translated into Italian in the anthology Antropocene. L’umanità come forza geologica, and she has written for videogames. Lost Objects, a collection of tales about ghosts, loss and landscape, is now available for pre-order.
Marian is also the co-founder of Ediciones Nevsky/NevskyBooks, a small press specialising in translation based in Madrid and East Anglia. In her role as an editor, she has overseen the publication in Spanish of some of the female authors who are changing the face of speculative fiction, such as Anna Starobinets, Nina Allan, or Karin Tidbeck.
Marian lives in Cambridge, where she works as an academic librarian.
On LOST OBJECTS (Forthcoming July 2018)
“An intriguing and illuminating first collection, chockfull of interesting ideas about the natural world and ourselves.”
– Jeff VanderMeer, NYT Bestselling author of The Southern Reach trilogy
“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.”
“The earth is in trouble and Marian Womack knows it. She tells us that the end, and what comes after, will be very weird indeed. These stories, where birds drop from the sky and giant butterflies haunt the imagination, fizz with a unique and strange originality.”
“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.”
“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.”
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS – ENG & SPA
- Translations (SPA>ENG) contributed to The Big Book of Science Fiction (Vintage, 2016), edited by Jeff and Ann VanderMeer
- “Orange Dogs” (Weird Fiction Review, 2015), reprinted in Year’s Best Weird Fiction (vol.3) (Undertow, 2016), edited by Simon Strantzas and Michael Kelly
- Essay contributor on Stalker and The invasion of the Body Snatchers to 100 Películas imprescindibles de ciencia ficción (Jot Down Books, 2015)