About Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Short biography

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of the novels Velvet Was the NightMexican GothicGods of Jade and Shadow, and many other books. She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu’s Daughters).

Extended biography

Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination. Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including Gods of Jade and Shadow (Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, Ignyte Award), Mexican Gothic (Locus Award, British Fantasy Award, Pacific Northwest Book Award, Aurora Award, Goodreads Award), and others.

She has edited several anthologies, including She Walks in Shadows (World Fantasy Award winner, published in the USA as Cthulhu’s Daughters). Silvia is the publisher of Innsmouth Free Press. She’s a columnist for The Washington Post.

She has an MA in Science and Technology Studies from the University of British Columbia. Her thesis can be read online and is titled “Magna Mater: Women and Eugenic Thought in the Work of H.P. Lovecraft.” She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.


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I am interested in adult science fiction, fantasy or horror novels, novellas or collections. I don’t read any YA/children’s fiction.

Book rights + translation

Book deals or translation rights: Eddie Schneider, JABberwocky Agency.

Film + TV

Film and TV inquiries: Dana Spector, CAA.

Interviews + publicity

PRH/Del Rey: DelRey@randomhouse.com

Speaking engagements

To arrange a speaking engagement: Christie Hinrichs, Authors Unbound.

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  • Winner Aurora Award 2021
  • Winner British Fantasy Award (August Derleth Award) 2021
  • Winner Locus Award 2020 for Mexican Gothic
  • Winner Goodreads Award 2020 for Mexican Gothic
  • Winner 2021, Pacific Northwest Book Awards Mexican Gothic
  • Winner 2020, Sunburst Award for novel Gods of Jade and Shadow
  • Winner, 2020, Ignyte Award for novel Gods of Jade and Shadow
  • Winner 2016, World Fantasy Award for anthology She Walks in Shadows
  • Winner 2016, Copper Cylinder Award for novel Signal to Noise
  • Finalist for the Nebula, Shirley Jackson, Stoker, Mythopoeic Fiction Award in Adult Literature awards.
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