Kameron Hurley is an award-winning author and advertising copywriter. Hurley grew up in Washington State and has lived in Fairbanks, Alaska; Durban, South Africa; and Chicago. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in historical studies from the University of Alaska and a Master’s in History from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, specializing in the history of South African resistance movements.
Hurley is the author of The Light Brigade (March 2019), The Stars are Legion and the Worldbreaker Saga, which is comprised of the novels The Mirror Empire, Empire Ascendant, and The Broken Heavens (forthcoming). Her first series, The God’s War Trilogy – which includes the books God’s War, Infidel, and Rapture – earned her the Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer and the Kitschy Award for Best Debut Novel. Hurley is the author of the essay collection The Geek Feminist Revolution, which contains her essay on the history of women in conflict “We Have Always Fought,” which was the first article to ever win a Hugo Award.
Her nonfiction has appeared in numerous venues, including The Atlantic, Bitch Magazine, Huffington Post, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, Writers Digest, and Entertainment Weekly and she writes a regular column for Locus Magazine.
She has won two Hugo Awards, a British Science Fiction Award, a Locus Award, and been a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke and the Nebula Awards. Her work has also been included on the Tiptree Award Honor List and been nominated for the Gemmell Morningstar Award.
Hurley’s short fiction has appeared in magazines such as Popular Science Magazine, Lightspeed, Vice Magazine’s Terraform, EscapePod, Strange Horizons, and Amazing Stories as well as anthologies such as The Lowest Heaven, The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women, Year’s Best SF and Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her work has been translated into Romanian, Swedish, German, Hebrew, Chinese, Turkish, Spanish 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, a LITA President’s Program speaker, and taught copywriting at the School of Advertising Art.
Hurley currently lives in Ohio, where she’s cultivating an urban homestead.
Kameron Hurley is the author of The Light Brigade (March 2019), The Stars are Legion and the essay collection The Geek Feminist Revolution, as well as the award-winning God’s War Trilogy and The Worldbreaker Saga. Hurley has won the Hugo Award, Locus Award, Kitschy Award, and Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer. She was also a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Nebula Award, and the Gemmell Morningstar Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Popular Science Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, and many anthologies. Hurley has also written for The Atlantic, Writers Digest, Entertainment Weekly, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, Bitch Magazine, and Locus Magazine. She posts regularly at KameronHurley.com.