Kirsten 'KJ' Bishop


Kirsten (KJ) Bishop is the author of one novel, The Etched City, nominated for a World Fantasy Award, and several short stories.  A native of Melbourne, Australia, she now lives and works in Bangkok.  Her hobbies include art, piano, tai chi/wushu and travel.  She is currently working on a second (non-speculative fiction) novel and a piece of collaborative fiction with Preston Grassmann.


Recently published - The Etched City

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DayTimeTitleDescriptionParticipants
Fri1400What Do You Read Passionately Besides SFIs cross-genre reading all that popular? Can an author of one genre rightly expect his/her readers to follow when the author switches genres? What, as a fan, do you like to read? Do you read outside that genre? As an author, do you write outside that genre?Grant CARRINGTON, Kelly LINK, Kirsten (KJ) BISHOP, Marianne PLUMRIDGE-EGGLETON, Susan DE GUARDIOLA, Carolina GOMEZ LAGERLOF
Fri1700Readings Kirsten (KJ) BISHOP
Sat1300Kaffeeklatsche Kirsten (KJ) BISHOP
Sat1400Making Writing More Vivid and MemorableHow can a writer make their story particularly vivid or memorable? Show, don't tell? How else do writers bring their writing to life? Why do some passages stay with us after the book is done, but others are gone a month later. Panelists are welcome to bring their favorite passages.Alma ALEXANDER, Jean LORRAH, Kirsten (KJ) BISHOP, Jay LAKE
Sun1000Is Fantasy Necessary?We never would have flown without Icarus. Alchemy came before nanotech. But fantasy is mired in kings and cookie-cutter dragons not the dreams, concerns and requirements of modern life. Fantasy can be seen as anti-democratic and racist. How can fantasy address the complexities of the 21st century? Should it?Anne HARRIS, Delia SHERMAN, Esther FRIESNER, Kirsten (KJ) BISHOP, Stephen SEGAL