Ashes

Greer Gilman

'Cry Murder! in a Small Voice London, 1603.

Ben Jonson, playwright, poet, satirist . . . detective?

Someone is murdering choir boys and Jonson, in the way that only Greer Gilman could write him - "Fie, poetastery." - is compelled to investigate.

Greer Gilman's mythic novels Moonwise and Cloud & Ashes have (between them) won a Tiptree Award, a World Fantasy Award, a Crawford Award, and have been shortlisted for the Nebula and Mythopoeic Fantasy awards. Besides her two books, she has published other short work, poetry, and criticism. Her essay on 'The Languages of the Fantastic' appears in The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, which has been nominated for a Hugo Award. A graduate of Wellesley College and the University of Cambridge, and for many years a librarian at Harvard, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She likes to say she does everything James Joyce ever did, only backward and in high heels.

Read more abour Cry Murder! in a Small Voice, published in September 2013.


Cloud & Ashes Cloud & Ashes: Three Winter's Tales by Greer Gilman was published by Small Beer Press in May 2009. The three tales are Jack Daw's Pack (Nebula finalist, 2001), A Crowd of Bone (World Fantasy Award winner, 2004) and Unleaving (a new novel-length story).

Cloud & Ashes was a 2010 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Finalist, and joint winner of the 2009 Tiptree Award.

"Greer Gilman has a new book out! This is reason enough for women to swoon and men to throw their hats in the air...

Michael Swanwick

The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature

Greer Gilman has contributed a chapter on 'The languages of the fantastic' to The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature (published at the end of January); more information here.

Moonwise

"Moonwise is an amazing book, a work of genius. It deserves to stand beside Lud-In-The-Mist or the writings of Lord Dunsany as a truly original seminal classic. And yet the most remarkable thing about it is that, amidst its intense and serious magic and its astonishing use of words, it causes you to laugh aloud - quite suddenly, taken unawares by an outrageous pun or an ingenious one-liner. I love this book and admire its nature magic more every time I read it."

Diana Wynne Jones.




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