Double Nebula Award-winner Fran Wilde has published seven novels, a poetry collection, and more than 50 short stories for adults, teens, and kids. Her stories have been finalists for six Nebula Awards, a World Fantasy Award, four Hugo Awards, three Locus Awards, and a Lodestar. They include her Nebula- and Compton Crook-winning debut novel, Updraft, and her Nebula-winning, Best of NPR 2019, debut middle grade novel, Riverland. Her short stories appear in Asimov’s Science Fiction,, Beneath Ceaseless SkiesShimmerNatureUncanny Magazine, and multiple years’ best anthologies. She also writes nonfiction for publications including The Washington PostThe New York Times, and, and reviews books for NPR.

You can find her on Twitter (@fran_wilde), Instagram (@fran_wilde), Facebook (@franwildewrites), and at


MFA - Writing | Warren Wilson

MA - Interaction Design/Publication Design | University of Baltimore

BA - English | University of Virginia

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Martine Leavitt

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Alumnx Mini-Residency

Martha Brockenbrough

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Kekla Magoon

Faculty Emerita, MFA in WCYA

Fran Wilde

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Linda Urban

Faculty, MFA in WCYA