Nancy Kress is the bestselling author of more than thirty science-fiction and fantasy novels and novellas. Kress is a six-time Nebula Award winner, including two consecutive awards for her novellas After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall and Yesterday’s Kin. She is also the recipient of the Sturgeon and Campbell awards, as well as two Hugo awards. Her fiction has been translated into nearly two dozen languages, including Klingon. Kress teaches writing at workshops, including Clarion West and Taos Toolbox, as well as at the University of Leipzig in Germany, as a guest professor. Kress lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, the author Jack Skillingstead, and Cosette, the world’s most spoiled toy poodle.