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Author photo. Credit: Ellen Levy Finch, 1998, Seattle, Wash.

Credit: Ellen Levy Finch, 1998, Seattle, Wash.

Carol Emshwiller

Author of The Mount: A Novel

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Carol Emshwiller writes both novels and short stories. She grew up in Michigan and France. She lives in New York City in the winter, where she teaches at New York University School of Continuing Education. She spends the summers in a shack in the Sierras in California. [adapted from The Mount (2002)]

Carol Emshwiller was born in 1921 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her Father was a linguistics professor at the University of Michigan. She Graduated from that college in 1949, after serving in the Red Cross during World War II, and spent a year studying fine art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in France under a Fulbright scholarship. In 1950 she toured post-war Europe on a motorcycle with her husband Ed Emshwiller, who she first met in a life drawing class. She sold her first story in 1954. In 2002 she won the Nebula Award and Philip K. Dick Award. She received a second Nebula and the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2005. The mother of two daughters and one son, she has lived since 1981 in New York City. [from The Collected Stories of Carol Emshwiller, vol. 1 (2011)]
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