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Vylar Kaftan

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Full Name: Vylar Kaftan
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: American


Vylar Kaftan writes speculative fiction of all genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, and slipstream. She has published more than three dozen stories in venues which include Clarkesworld, Asimov's, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, and Realms of Fantasy.

Her short story "I'm Alive, I Love You, I'll See You in Reno" was nominated for a Nebula Award. Her novella "The Weight of the Sunrise" won a Nebula and the Sidewise Award for Short-Form Alternate History, as well as being nominated for the Theodore Sturgeon Award. Her work has been reprinted in Horror: The Best of the Year 2007, honorably mentioned in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and shortlisted for the WSFA Small Press Award.

A graduate of Clarion West, she has volunteered for that group as well as the Little Owls mentoring program for young writers. She is a member of SFWA, Codex, Broad Universe, and the Carl Brandon Society. In 2011 she founded FOGcon, a literary SF/F convention in the San Francisco area.

She lives with her husband Shannon in northern California. Her hobbies include modern-day temple dancing and preparing for a major earthquake. Her favorite color is all of them. She prefers the term "differently sane."

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