Anita J. Harris is an SFF author and poet. In her day job she is a senior lecturer (permanent) with a focus on the Postcolonial Gothic, Anthropocene Studies, Intersectionality, Memory Studies and Geocriticism. Her studied corpus ranges from fairytale revisions to science fiction and Gothic novels but mostly these are focused on Global South and contemporary women writers of colour, and her approach has always been spatio-temporal and intersectional. As an author, Anita writes Gothic fiction, cyberpunk, nerdcore post-apocalyptic fiction, baroque planetary romances and various other forms of hyphenated weird fiction. Anita’s publishing credits (as of now, as Nin Harris) include: Beneath Ceaseless Skies, The Dark, Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Uncanny and more.
(You may visit her Amazon.com author page if you’re interested in purchasing any of the books or periodicals featuring her work)
Anita considers herself, apart from being a published professional author and poet, a multi-medium creative. She is also a visual artist who has been paid for commissioned works in the past, and designs hypertext games and IF narratives. She has been teaching hypertext fiction to creative writing students for a decade now and has been working within the medium since 1997. Her varied interests include but are by no means limited to: music (musicianship, composition, music theory, musicology, performance), languages and language learning, books/reading, chess, travel, walking/dérives, swimming, nature, visual arts, photography (both digital and film/SLR), design, balcony gardening and cooking. She also loves reading, writing and editing fairytales/fairytale scholarship. She does not claim to be particularly good in any of the above interests/pursuits, but they do enrich her life.
pronouns and intersectional ids: she/her. Cis, heterosexual, mixed-race, middle class South East Asian woman from the third world with multiple disabilities both visible and invisible (chronic illnesses/multiple comorbidities).
Official bio for your websites and interviews:
Anita J. Harris is an author, poet, critical theorist and Gothic scholar who exists in a perpetual state of unheimlich. Anita writes Gothic fiction, baroque planetary romances and space operas, mythic fantasies and various other forms of hyphenated weird fiction. Anita’s publishing credits include: Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, The Dark, Beneath Ceaseless Skies etc. Anita is a 2016 Rhysling Poetry Award nominee.
Anita is also the editor-in-chief of Truancy Magazine, which has now finished its run after ten issues.
If you are interested in her work as a postcolonial Gothic scholar and literary critical theorist, here are some places where you may view and follow her academic work :
MLA Commons: https://mla.hcommons.org/members/anitahs/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=CcJGBaUAAAAJ&hl=en
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You may email me at:
📧 ninianev (gmail)