Currently writing as Zandra Renwick. Alexandra Camille Renwick has written dozens of short stories under various mashups of her name, including award-nominated collection Push of the Sky, which was an Endeavour Award finalist and a Powell’s SF Book Club reading selection. Her genre-elastic fiction draws from a mixed Caribbean/Scandinavian heritage and a bohemian childhood shaped by a folklore scholar, a painter, and a Norwegian grandma with a love of classic SF.
US & Canadian, Renwick hops between noir, SF, mythpunk, and literary fabulism somewhere between Portland, Austin, and Ottawa’s historic Timberhouse.
“… impressive debut collection covers a wide variety of subgenres, among which she switches with ease … a welcome new addition to genre fiction.” – Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW of Push of the Sky
“Sits in the middle of a Venn Diagram of Margaret Atwood and Harlan Ellison. My only regret is that the story ends. ” – SFSignal on “And All Its Truths”
“Loved the unlikely mixture of the young adult genre and hard sci-fi in FLAMING MARSHMALLOW.” – Tor.com
“… a must read for fans of speculative and literary fiction alike.” – Tangent Online
“… tumbles between fantasy, romance, and science fiction with remarkable grace and style, and her ability to effortlessly create worlds and characters we’ve never seen before is nothing short of jaw-dropping. She is, above all, a first-rate storyteller with an imagination that is off the charts.” – John Chandler of Portland Monthly
“Fans of Saki and Lovecraft and William Hope Hodgson will enjoy… Creepy and atmospheric with a narrative style that’s rich and strong, I’m happy to say this is a good story.” – Tangent Online on “In Libitina’s House”
“Not only funny but, in our age of novelty item mania (iPad! iPhone! Ideath?) resonant” – Strange Horizons on “Flaming Marshmallow and Other Deaths”
“More Bradbury than Bova or Burroughs.” – BooksOnMars
“Depth and complexity … beautiful turns of phrase and well-placed metaphors” – The Fix
“The rhymes! Love the rhymes!” – Jane Espenson on “Lunar Farming Takes Real Gumption” in SpaceWesterns.com
represented by Jennifer Weltz at
Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency
216 East 75th Street Suite 1E
New York, NY 10021