Nancy Kress is the author of twenty-three books: three
fantasy novels, eleven SF novels, two thrillers, three
collections of short stories, one YA novel, and three books
on writing fiction. She is perhaps best known for the
Sleepless trilogy that began with Beggars in
Spain. The novel was based on a Nebula- and Hugo-winning
novella of the same name; the series then continued with
Beggars and Choosers and Beggars Ride. The
trilogy explores questions of genetic engineering, social
structure, and what society’s "haves" owe its "have-nots."
Kress's most recent books are Crossfire,
Crucible, and Characters, Emotion, and
Kress's short fiction has appeared in all the usual
places. She has won three Nebulas: in 1985 for "Out
Of All Them Bright Stars,” in 1991 for the novella
version of "Beggars In Spain" (which also won
a Hugo), and in 1998 for "The Flowers of Aulit
Prison." She also won the John W. Campbell Memoria
Award for her novel Probability Space. Her work has
been translated into Swedish, Greek, French, Italian, German,
Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Croatian, Lithuanian, Romanian,
Japanese, and Russian.
She is the bi-monthly "Fiction" columnist for Writer's
Digest magazine. She lives in Rochester, NY.