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Marian Womack is the bilingual author of the novels The Swimmers, The Golden Key and the forthcoming On the Nature of Magic. Her short fiction has been collected in Lost Objects and Out Through The Window, Into The Dark. She lives in East Anglia and works as a librarian.
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Marian Womack is a bilingual writer of Gothic, Weird and Science Fiction. Her writing features strange landscapes, ghostly encounters and uncanny transformations. She has published the Andalusia-set novel The Swimmers (2021) and, in the Walton & Waltraud uncanny mystery series, The Golden Key (2020) and the forthcoming On the Nature of Magic (2023). Her short fiction has been collected in Lost Objects (2018) and in the forthcoming Out Through The Window, Into The Dark. She lives in East Anglia and works as a librarian.
Marian Womack was born in Andalusia and educated in the UK. She is a graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop, which she attended on a Susan C. Petrie scholarship; she studied English Literature and Film Studies at Glasgow University, and she holds graduate degrees from Oxford and Cambridge universities.
Marian writes in Spanish and English. In Spanish she has published the story-cycle Memoria de la nieve (Tropo Editores, 2011) and, together with Sofía Rhei, the YA novel Calle Andersen (La Galera, 2014), a continuation of Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Snow Queen’. Her writing has appeared in more than 20 anthologies and magazines, including weird fiction mag Presencia Humana, Steampunk series Ácronos, and bilingual mag SuperSonic. She has also translated authors such as Charles Dickens, Mary Shelley, Lord Dunsany, Karin Tidbeck, Lisa Tuttle and Daphne du Maurier into Spanish.
In English she has published speculative and hybrid fiction and poetry in Year’s Best Weird Fiction (Undertow, 2016), Barcelona Tales (NewCon Press, 2016), Spanish Women of Wonder (Palabaristas, 2016), EcoPunk! Speculative tales of radical futures (Ticonderoga, 2017), The Silent Garden Collective (2018), The Shadow Booth, Vol. 4 (2019), Apex Mag, Weird Fiction Review and LossLit among others. Her writing has been included in the Earth Day 2019 installation in Somerset House alongside work by Timothy Morton, Greta Thunberg, and Zadie Smith. She has contributed translations into English for The Apex Book of World SF (vol. 4) (ed. Mahvesh Murad), and the VanderMeers’ anthologies The Big Book of SF, The Big Book of Classical Fantasy, and The Big Book of Modern Fantasy. She has written non-fiction for The Times Literary Supplement, the Science-Fiction and Fantasy Network, New Internationalist and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Her first videogame collaboration, A Place for the Unwilling, was released in 2021.
Marian has published one short story collection in English, Lost Objects (Luna Press, 2018), and the science fiction novel The Swimmers (Titan Books, 2021). She has also written two Gothic mysteries from the Victorian female-detective series Walton & Waltraud, Inquiry Agents, The Golden Key, (Titan Books, 2020), and On the Nature of Magic (Titan Books, 2023). She co-edited with Gary Budden the international ecofiction anthology An Invite to Eternity: Tales of Nature Disrupted (Calque Press, 2019).
Marian lives in East Anglia with her Spanish rescue cat, her husband the poet James Womack, and their children. She currently teaches on the Oxford University Creative Writing Master’s degree and works part-time as a secondary school librarian.