Nadia Bulkin’s short stories have appeared in editions of The Year’s Best Weird Fiction (Kelly & Shearman, ed., 2018, Kelly & Strantzas, ed., 2016), The Best Horror of the Year (Datlow, ed., 2017), and The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror (Guran, ed., 2017, 2016, 2015, 2009). Thirteen of her stories are included in her debut collection, She Said Destroy (Word Horde), which was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award. Four of her short stories (“Intertropical Convergence Zone,” “Absolute Zero,” “Seven Minutes in Heaven,” and “Live Through This”) have also been nominated for Shirley Jackson Awards.
Nadia has a B.A. in Political Science from Barnard College (Columbia University) and an M.A. in International Affairs from American University’s School of International Service. Her non-fiction essays on sport and nationalism have appeared in Tor, The Classical, The Diplomat, and The Battle Royale Slam Book (Haikasoru).
She grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia, with her Javanese father (the late Farchan Bulkin) and American mother (Jan Hostetler), before relocating to Lincoln, Nebraska. She currently lives in Washington, D.C., where she does not work for the government. She has a black cat named Piper (after her favorite Charmed witch), who is the light of her life.