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Nunez, Sigrid

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(1951-    ) US editor, journalist and author whose fiction, beginning with A Feather on the Breath of God (1995), might be described as stressed mimetic; some of her tales, like Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury (1998), a fictional biography of Virginia Woolf's dog, edge into Fantastika, relaxedly conceived. She is of sf interest for Salvation City (2010), which is set in a very Near Future America devastated by a flu-like plague; in the eponymous isolated town (see Keep), the young protagonist must attempt to survive as the subtly backgrounded Pandemic continues to transform his land. Nunez is clearly a Mainstream Writer of SF, but with an ease and competence not always found in authors of that description. [JC]

Sigrid Nunez

born New York: 1951

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