Nisi Shawl is best known for fiction dealing with gender, race, and colonialism, including the Nebula-finalist novel Everfair. They’re also the co-author of Writing the Other: A Practical Approach. Nisi is a cofounder of the Carl Brandon Society, and has served on the Clarion West Writers Workshop board for two decades. Honors include the Otherwise Award, the World Fantasy Award, two Locus Awards, and FIYAH Magazine’s Ignyte Award. Nisi lives in Seattle proper, one block away from a beautiful, dangerous lake full of currents and millionaires. Nisi was the Author Guest of Honor at the 2021 World Fantasy Convention but was prevented from appearing in person due to COVID-19. We’re thrilled to honor them this year in person as a Featured Guest. Find them on social media @NisiShawl.