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Sarah Pinsker

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Sarah Pinsker  is the author of over fifty works of short fiction, two novels, and one collection. Her work has won four Nebula Awards (Best Novel, A Song For A New Day; Best Novelette, "Our Lady of the Open Road," Best Novelette, "Two Truths And A Lie," Best Short Story, "Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather,"), two Hugo Awards ("Two Truths And a Lie" and "Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather"), the Philip K Dick Award, the Locus Award, the Eugie Foster Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award, and been nominated for numerous Nebula, Hugo, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards. Her fiction has been published translated into almost a dozen languages and published in magazines including Asimov's, Strange Horizons, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Uncanny and in many anthologies and year's bests. 

Sarah's first collection, the Philip K Dick Award winning Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea: Stories, was published by Small Beer Press in March 2019, and her first novel, A Song For A New Day, was published by Penguin/Random House/Berkley in September 2019. Her latest book is We Are Satellites, published in May 2021. Her second collection, Lost Places, will be published by Small Beer Press in March 2023.

She is also a singer/songwriter with four albums on various independent labels (the third with her rock band, the Stalking Horses). She lives in Baltimore, Maryland and can be found online at and




But wait, you want more? Here are some fun facts:

I'm from all over the place, but I call Baltimore my home. It doesn't seem to mind.

I've been to forty-eight states, played music in about twenty, and lived in five and Canada.

I've been writing stories since we got our first computer when I was six or seven. I think it may have been the first computer in Texas. The internet didn't exist yet, so life was much less distracting. Six year old me got a lot of writing done.

I started my first band when I was thirteen, which, not coincidentally, is when my cousin Phyllis gave me my first guitar. The band was called Hellbound Train, and had one song, called Hellbound Train. We won't speak of that again.

My first album, Charmed, was produced by SONiA of disappear fear and released on disappear records in 2000. I followed that up with Wingspan in 2003. My rock band, the Stalking Horses, put out an album called This is Your Signal in 2007, on a lovely indie label called The Beechfields. I've toured with and without the band from Seattle to Boston, and have the van repair bills to prove it. I used to have the most awesome van ever, with a bed and curtains and a haunted radio and a dashboard lizard. Somebody stole it, and returned it without the lizard or a working front axle. I miss my van.

I've also been writing a ton of stories and novels, many of which are in various stages of publication. See the Fiction page for more about that.