I write short stories and novels. Often they're fantasy or formally experimental, but I also write poetry, science fiction, Weird and even mainstream stories. Preview some of my most popular titles below.
I am a novelist and short story writer, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Sturgeon, and Crawford Awards, and the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire. I teach creative writing at the University of Kansas, where I am also the associate director for the Center for the Study of Science Fiction....and I teach professional workshops all over the country. I also have a mad cat, Jurat.
"Kij Johnson has an unrivalled gift for making the unreal real and the real unreal." - Ursula K. Le Guin
“Johnson has a singular vision and I’m going to be borrowing (stealing) from her.” - Sherman Alexie
“The Fox Woman immediately sets the author in the front rank of today’s novelists.” - Lloyd Alexander