Meg Elison, Big Girl (PM Press 5/20) The latest installment in PM’s “Outspoken Authors” series of slim collections showcases the Philip K. Dick Award winner with five stories (two original), plus an essay and the traditional unusual interview conducted by Terry Bisson. “Both in fiction and non-fiction, Elison is clear-eyed, unsentimental, funny, furious, and exactly the sort of ‘outspoken author’ that this PM series seeks to celebrate.” [Gary K. Wolfe]
Meg Elison is a San Francisco Bay Area author. Her debut novel, The Book of the Unnamed Midwife won the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award and was a Tiptree longlist mention that same year. It was reissued in 2016 and was on the Best of the Year lists from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, PBS, and more. Her second novel was also a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award. Elison was the spring 2019 Clayton B. Ofstad endowed distinguished writer-in-residence at Truman State University, and is a coproducer of the monthly reading series Cliterary Salon.