Nicola Griffith was born in Yorkshire, England, and is now a dual U.S./U.K. citizen. Her previous books include the novels AMMONITE, SLOW RIVER, THE BLUE PLACE, STAY and ALWAYS, as well as the multimedia memoir AND NOW WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A PARTY: Liner Notes to a Writer’s Early Life. Griffith’s many awards include the Nebula Award for Best Novel, the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, the World Fantasy Award, and six Lambda Literary Awards. She lives in Seattle, where she co-owns Sterling Editing with her wife, the writer Kelley Eskridge.