Sarah Pinsker

Sarah Pinsker

Here's a short bio, for anyone who needs it:

Sarah Pinsker  is the author of the novelette "Our Lady of the Open Road," winner of the Nebula Award in 2016. Her novelette "In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind," was the Sturgeon Award winner in 2014 and a Nebula finalist for 2013. Her fiction has been published in magazines including Asimov's, Strange Horizons, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed, Daily Science Fiction, Fireside, and Uncanny and in anthologies including Long HiddenFierce FamilyAccessing the Future, and numerous year's bests. Her stories have been translated into Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, among other languages.

Sarah's first collection, Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea: Stories was published by Small Beer Press in March 2019, and her first novel, A Song For A New Day, will be published by Penguin/Random House/Berkley in September 2019.

She is also a singer/songwriter with three albums on various independent labels (the third with her rock band, the Stalking Horses) and a fourth forthcoming. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland and can be found online at and



But wait, you want more? Here are some fun facts:

I'm from all over the place, but I call Baltimore my home. It doesn't seem to mind.

I've been to forty-eight states, played music in about twenty, and lived in five and Canada.

I've been writing stories since we got our first computer when I was six or seven. I think it may have been the first computer in Texas. The internet didn't exist yet, so life was much less distracting. Six year old me got a lot of writing done.

I started my first band when I was thirteen, which, not coincidentally, is when my cousin Phyllis gave me my first guitar. The band was called Hellbound Train, and had one song, called Hellbound Train. We won't speak of that again.

My first album, Charmed, was produced by SONiA of disappear fear and released on disappear records in 2000. I followed that up with Wingspan in 2003. My rock band, the Stalking Horses, put out an album called This is Your Signal in 2007, on a lovely indie label called The Beechfields. I've toured with and without the band from Seattle to Boston, and have the van repair bills to prove it. I used to have the most awesome van ever, with a bed and curtains and a haunted radio and a dashboard lizard. Somebody stole it, and returned it without the lizard or a working front axle. I miss my van.

I've been working hard on a new album, which should actually be out very soon. I've also been writing a ton of stories, many of which are in various stages of publication.See the Fiction page for more about that.