2023 honorees

Portrait of Susan Palwick.

Susan Palwick
2023 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Inductee, 2006 Silver Pen Awardee

Susan Palwick was born in New York City and educated at Princeton (AB 1982) and Yale (PhD 1996). She lived on the East Coast until 1997, when she accepted a teaching job at the University of Nevada, Reno. She and her husband Gary quickly fell in love with Reno’s climate and geography.

She has published four novels with Tor Books:  Flying in Place (1992), The Necessary Beggar (2005), Shelter (2007), and Mending the Moon (2013).  Her story collection The Fate of Mice appeared In 2007 from Tachyon Publications. Her second collection, All Worlds are Real, was published in 2019 by Fairwood Press. Recent short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Lightspeed, and Tor dot com. Since she began publishing in 1985, her work has been reprinted in a number of Year’s Best anthologies, including several volumes of the prestigious Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy series. 

Palwick’s fiction has been honored with a Crawford Award from the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts and an Alex Award from the American Library Association, and has been shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award, the Mythopoeic Award, and the Philip K. Dick Award. Prior to her induction into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, she received a Silver Pen Award in 2006. 

After twenty years as an English professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, Palwick retired in 2017 to earn an MSW degree -- also from the University -- and to move into healthcare. She has since worked as a chaplain (in both hospital and hospice settings) and as a dialysis social worker. She and Gary live in Reno with their cats and her growing collection of craft equipment.

Portrait of Megan Edwards

Megan Edwards
2023 Silver Pen Awardee

Megan Edwards is the author of A Coin for the Ferryman (Imbrifex, 2022). Her other books include the travel memoir Roads from the Ashes: An Odyssey in Real Life on the Virtual Frontier, the award-winning Copper Black mystery novels Getting off on Frank Sinatra and Full Service Blonde, and the award-winning novel Strings: A Love Story.

Edwards holds a B.A. in classics from Scripps College and an M.A. from Claremont Graduate University. She has lived and traveled extensively in Europe and spent nearly seven years “on the road” all over North America. At home in Las Vegas, Nevada, Edwards is working on her next book.

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