Caitlín Rebekah Kiernan is the author of science fiction and dark fantasy works, including ten novels; numerous comic books; and more than 200 published short stories, novellas, and vignettes. Her novels include: Silk (Penguin-Putnam, 1998, Gauntlet Press, 1999); Threshold (Penguin-Putnam, 2001); The Five of Cups (Subterranean Press, 2003); Low Red Moon (Penguin-Putnam, 2003); Murder of Angels (Penguin-Putnam, 2004); Daughter of Hounds (Penguin-Putnam, 2007); Beowulf (HarperCollins; novelization of 2007 film); The Red Tree (Penguin-Putnam, 2009) The Drowning Girl: A Memoir (Penguin-Putnam, 2012); Blood Oranges (as Kathleen Tierney; Penguin-Putnam, 2013); Red Delicious (as Kathleen Tierney; Penguin-Putnam, 2014). Kiernan has received four International Horror Guild, two Bram Stoker, one Locus, and two James Tiptree Jr. awards. She has been nominated for British Fantasy, Shirley Jackson, Nebula, and Mythopoeic awards, as well as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Award for Best Graphic Novel (1998). This year, Kiernan is honored by the World Fantasy Convention in the Short Fiction category for "The Prayer of Ninety Cats" (Subterranean magazine, Spring 2013). Born May 26, 1964 in Dublin, Ireland, Kiernan was raised in the United States in Alabama. She currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her partner, photographer and doll maker Kathryn A. Pollnac.