Kim Lakin-Smith

Writer. Joined LPP in 2017.

Kim Lakin-Smith writes Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical fiction for adults, young adults and children. Her short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Interzone, Black Static, Celebration: 50 Years of the BSFA, Behind the Sofa: Celebrity Memories of Doctor Who, The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women, Solaris Rising 2, Resurrection Engines, Best British Fantasy 2013, Sharkpunk, The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk, and more.

Her short story, ‘Johnny and Emmie-Lou Get Married’ (Interzone, Issue 222) was shortlisted for the 2011 British Science Fiction Association award and her novel, Cyber Circus, was shortlisted for both the British Science Fiction Association Best Novel and the British Fantasy Award for Best Novel 2012.

She is also the author of TourniquetQueen Rat, Autodrome, and Underneath This Burning Sun. Kim’s non-fiction centres on issues of gender, sexuality and otherness, with a particular passion for the social renegade.

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Nominated for the BSFA Awards 2017 for "Doll Parts: Reflections of the Feminine Grotesque in Frances Hardinge’s Cuckoo Song and Neil Gaiman’s Coraline." in Gender identity and sexuality in Current Fantasy and Science Fiction.

British Fantasy Award Winner 2018 for Gender identity and sexuality in Current Fantasy and Science Fiction.

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