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Nancy Kress

Born: Jan 20, 1948

Birthplace: Buffalo

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Nancy Kress

Date of Birth : Jan 20, 1948
Birth Place : Buffalo

Nancy Anne Kress is an American science fiction writer. She began writing in 1976 but has achieved her greatest notice since the publication of her Hugo and Nebula-winning 1991 novella Beggars in Spain which she later expanded into a novel with the same title. She has also won the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 2013 for "After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall", and in 2015 for "Yesterday's Kin". In addition to her novels, Kress has written numerous short stories and is a regular columnist for Writer's Digest. She is a regular at Clarion writing workshops and at The Writers Center in Bethesda, Maryland. During the Winter of 2008/09, Nancy Kress was the Picador Guest Professor for Literature at the University of Leipzig's Institute for American Studies in Leipzig, Germany.


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Nancy Anne Koningisor
  • Anna Kendall
  • Nancy Anne Kress
  • Nan Kress


  • Charles Sheffield

Awards Won

  • Nebula Award for Best Short Story
  • Hugo Award for Best Novella
  • Nebula Award for Best Novella
  • John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
  • Nebula Award for Best Novelette
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