About Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Short biography

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of Silver Nitrate, The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, Mexican Gothic, and many other books. She has won the Locus, British Fantasy and World Fantasy awards.

Extended biography

Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination. Cachanilla and Canuck, originally from Baja California, she now resides in Vancouver. She has an MA in Science and Technology Studies from the University of British Columbia.

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 Velvet Was the Night (finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Macavity Award). She writes in a variety of genres including fantasy, horror, noir and historical.

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. Her fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Best American Mystery and Suspense.


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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 Hugo, Nebula, Shirley Jackson, Stoker, Mythopoeic Fiction Award in Adult Literature, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, The Strand Critics Award, Macavity Award, CBC Canada Reads
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