James Morrow Biography
Born in Philadelphia in 1947, James Morrow spent his teenage years in Hillside Cemetery, not far from Philadelphia. After receiving degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University, Morrow began to produce prose fiction. His first such endeavor, The Wine of Violence, was called the best SF novel published in English in the last ten years by the American Book Review. He followed this with The Continent of Lies. Morrow's breakout novel was a satire on the nuclear arms race, This Is the Way the World Ends, which became a Nebula Award nominee and the BBCs choice as the best SF novel of the year. His next dark comedy, Only Begotten Daughter, shared the 1991 World Fantasy Award with Ellen Kushners Thomas the Rhymer. Throughout the 1990s Morrow worked on the Godhead Trilogy: Towing Jehovah, Blameless in Abaddon, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; and The Eternal Footman.
Morrow then wrote the historical novels The Last Witchfinder, and its sequel, The Philosophers Apprentice. Morrow's contributions in short fiction also include a Nebula Awardwinning story The Deluge, published in Bible Stories for Adults; the periodically produced one-act play The Zombies of Montrose, published in The Cats Pajamas; and the Nebula Awardwinning novella, City of Truth.
James Morrow makes his home in State College, Pennsylvania with his wife and son.
This biography was last updated on 07/07/2011.
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