About

Photo of Nicola Griffith by Jennifer Durham

Gemæcce began as an experiment: I built a blog to share and solicit research on a book I was writing about St Hilda of Whitby. (That book turned into Hild.) I have no formal qualifications in history or archaeology and my languages are either terrible (Latin, Old English) or non-existent (Old Irish, Welsh). I’ve been learning to note references and source my research but every now and again I slip back into bad habits. Sometimes I made a note so long ago and on a platform so far away that sourcing is impossible. I do my best in those cases to find an alternative or, when all else fails, ask for forgiveness.

My writing summary: I’m an English novelist living in Seattle, now a dual US/UK citizen, and hold a PhD from Anglia Ruskin University. I am married to writer Kelley Eskridge. Author of Hild, five other novels, and a memoir. (New novel So Lucky forthcoming 2018.) Winner of the Washington State Book Award, the Nebula, Tiptree, World Fantasy and six Lambda Literary Awards (among others). Founder of #CripLit and the Literary Prize Data group. I run a personal website as well as this research blog. I’m also on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.

If you want to talk about publication rights to any of my work, talk to my agent, Stephanie Cabot at The Gernert Company. To discuss film/tv rights, then Sylvie Rabineau at WME is the right person. For speaking engagements it’s Beth Martin Quittman at Samara Lectures and for legal it’s Caitlin DiMotta at Katz Golden Rosenman. Anything else—especially anything to do with the seventh century—talk to me:

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