About

I am an unrepentant science fiction novelist. Sometimes I mess around with other kinds of writing. I won an Arthur C. Clarke Award for a book that was published when I was 29, and I’ve been shortlisted for the same award on three other occasions since. My novels have also been shortlisted for the BSFA Award, the Tiptree Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.  I have translations in eight languages. I have to spell out all of these things because if I don’t, readers will say, ‘Tricia who?’ (This will probably happen anyway, but now it’s not my fault).

I grew up in New Jersey and live in the Shropshire hills in the UK with Steve Morris, our three children, and a cat called Whisper. I have a BA in Music from Bard College, an MA in Education from Columbia University, a BSc(Hons) mainly in physics with the Open University, and an MSc in Astrophysics from the Astrophysics Research Institute at Liverpool John Moores University. I’m working on a PhD as part of LIV.DAT, a joint Liverpool University/Astrophysics Research Institute project to train the next generation of data scientists. My work involves creating a machine-learning process to automate detection of the optical variability of active galactic nuclei in large-scale astronomical surveys. I know, it sounds daunting to me, too! Onward.

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