Kate Wilhelm ’ s irst short story, “ The Pint-Sized Genie ” was reprinte in Fantastic Stories in 1956. Her fifth boo, MORE BITTER THAN DEATH, a mystery, was published in 1963. Over the span of her career, her writing has crossed over the genres of science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy and magical realism, psychological horro, mimetic, comic, and family agas, a multimedia stage production, and radio plays. She eturned to writing mysteries in 1990 with the acclaimed Charlie Meiklejohn and Constance Leidl Mysteries and the Barbara Holloway series of legal thrillers.
Wilhelm ’ s works have been adapted for t and movies in numerous countries; her novels and stories have been translated to more than a dozen languages. She has contributed to Quark, Orbit, Magazine of Fantasy and ScienceFiction, Locus, Amazing Stories, Asimov ’ s Science Fiction, Ellery Queen ’ s Mystery Magazine, Fantastic, Omni, Alfred Hitchcock ’ s Mystery Magazine, Redbook, and Cosmopolitan.
Kate Wilhelm is the niece of acclaimed science fiction write and editor, Damon Knight ( 1922-2002), with whom she founded the Clarion Writers ’ Workshop and the Milford Writers ’ Conference, described in her 2005 non-fiction work, STORYTELLER. They lectured together at universities across three continents; Kate has continued to offer interviews, talks, and monthly workshops.
Kate Wilhelm has received two Hugo awards, three Nebulas, as ofte as Jupiter, Locus, Spotted Owl, Prix Apollo, Kristen Lohman awards, among others. She was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2009, Kate was the recipient of one of the first Solstice Awards presented by the Science Fiction Writers of America ( SFWA) in recognition of her contributions to the field of science fiction.
Kate ’ s highly popular Barbara Holloway mysteries, set in Eugene, Oregon, opened with Death Qualified in 1990. Mirror, Mirror, released in 2017, is he series ’ 14th novel.