Kameron Hurley is an award-winning author and freelance copywriter who grew up in Washington State. Hurley has lived in Fairbanks, Alaska; Durban, South Africa; and Chicago. Along the way, she justified her nomadic lifestyle by picking up academic degrees from the University of Alaska and the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, specializing in the history of South African resistance movements. Her personal and professional exploits have taken her all around the world.
Hurley’s short fiction has appeared in magazines such as Lightspeed, EscapePod, and Strange Horizons, and anthologies such as The Lowest Heaven and Year’s Best SF. She is the winner of the Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer and the Kitschy Award for Best Debut Novel. She has been a finalist for the Nebula Award, the Locus Award and had her work included on the Tiptree Award Honor List. Her fiction has been translated into Romanian, Swedish, and Russian. She is also a graduate of Clarion West.
In addition to her writing, Hurley has been a Stollee guest lecturer at Buena Vista University and taught copywriting at the School of Advertising Art.