“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 of Gifts for the one who comes after
I am a bilingual writer, born in Andalusia and educated at Glasgow and Oxford. I am interested in the gothic genre, new weird, and genre-bending narratives, in particular exploring nature writing and ecological dystopia. My writing normally deals with apocalyptic scenarios, in which the interaction between humanity and nature has been threatened or lost. Lost Objects, a collection of tales about ghosts, loss and landscape, will be published by Luna Press Publishing in 2018.
After attending the Clarion Writers Workshop, and graduating from the Creative Writing Master degree at Cambridge University, I am now a postgraduate researcher at The Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy in Cambridge, UK. My research explores the connections between gothic sensibility, the uncanny, and climate-change fiction.
In Spanish I have published the experimental novella Memoria de la nieve, and I have contributed to a number of anthologies of literary and speculative fiction. My fiction in English can be found in venues such as Weird Fiction Review, Apex, or the anthology series The Year’s Best Weird Fiction. In my role as co-editor of Ediciones Nevsky/NevskyBooks, a small press specialising in translation based in Madrid and Cambridge, I am proud to have discovered for Spanish readers some of my most admired female authors of speculative fiction, such as Anna Starobinets, Nina Allan, or Karin Tidbeck.
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)