Maureen F. McHugh (born 1959) is a science fiction writer whose first published story appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in 1989. Since then, she has written four novels and over twenty short stories. Her first novel, China Mountain Zhang (1992), was nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula Award, and won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award. In 1996 she won a Hugo Award for her short story The Lincoln Train (1995).
McHugh works within a number of literary traditions including realism ("Eight-Legged Story"), ghost stories ("In the Air"), science fiction ("The Cost to Be Wise"), fantasy ("Ancestor Money"), fairy tales ("The Beast"), and narrative nonfiction ("Interview: On Any Given Day").
McHugh's protagonists are frequently trapped in some way -- by love, by law, by history, by illness.
MaureenMcHugh and Sarah Willis in conversation parts 1, 2 and 3.
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