Mur Lafferty

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About Mur Lafferty

Winner of the 2013 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

“one of the worst-kept secrets in science fiction and fantasy publishing.” – Cory Doctorow via BoingBoing

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Hi there! My name is Mur Lafferty and this is my ever-changing website where you can find my podcasts, my books, my nonfiction, and various and sundry other things.

Cover art by Jamie McKelvie

Cover art by Jamie McKelvie

My books are available through Orbit Books, online retailers, and through this site. The Shambling Guide to New York City won the 2014 Manly Wade Wellman Award. Its sequel, Ghost Train to New Orleans, then won the 2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award! More info about my books here.

I’ve been a podcaster for 10 years, starting in December, 2004, and since then I’ve won the Podcast Peer Award and three Parsec Awards. I’ve hosted and/or created shows for Tor.com, Lulu, and Angry Robot Books, as well as created several of my own shows like Geek Fu Action Grip and I Should Be Writing (10 years strong as of August 2015!)

I’ve been the editor of Pseudopod, Escape Pod, and am currently the editor of the upcoming ezine from Escape Artists: Mothership (launching August 2015.)

My nonfiction essays have appeared in Knights of the Dinner Table, The Escapist, and on the podcast The Dragon Page.

I live in Durham, NC, with my husband and 12 year old daughter.

In January, 2014, I graduated from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine with an MFA in popular fiction.

The best way to find me is via email – mightymur AT gmail. I will do all I can to get back to you, only I can’t promise a quick turnaround. I am most social-networkingly connected at Twitter (@mightymur), and am not on Facebook because it’s evil.

Snail Mail:
Mur Lafferty
8311 Brier Creek Parkway
Ste 105274
Raleigh, NC 27617

I am represented by Jen Udden at Donald Maass Literary Agency.

Jennifer Udden (judden@maassagency.com)
Donald Maass Literary Agency
121 W. 27th Suite 801
New York, NY 10001

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