Lisa Goldstein : biography
Lisa Goldstein (born November 21, 1953 in Los Angeles) is a fantasy and science fiction writer whose work has been nominated for Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards. Her 1982 novel The Red Magician won a National Book Award in the one-year category Original Paperback . National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-03-08. and was praised by Philip K. Dick shortly before his death . Her novel, The Uncertain Places, won the 2012 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature and her short story, "Paradise Is a Walled Garden," won the 2011 Sidewise Award for Best Short-Form Alternate History.
Goldstein writes science fiction and fantasy; her two novels Daughter of Exile and The Divided Crown are considered literary fantasy.. Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 2008-12-11. Her most recent novel is The Uncertain Places.
Elizabeth Joy "Lisa" Goldstein's father was Heinz Jurgen "Harry" Goldstein (b. June 8, 1922 in Krefeld, Germany; d. May 24, 1974 in Los Angeles), a survivor of concentration camp Bergen-Belsen; her mother, Miriam Roth (b. April 8, 1922 in Mukachevo, Czechoslovakia; d. October 12, 2011 in Los Angeles), survived the extermination camp Auschwitz. Her parents came to the United States in 1947 and met in an ESL class.
She has written two high fantasy novels "by Isabel Glass". Her publisher recommended a pseudonym because they differ so much from her other work. "Isabel" is from Point Isabel Regional Shoreline, a local park which includes a dog run. "Glass" fits the Tor Books norm, short surnames in the first half of the alphabet. (2006). Lisa Goldstein. Retrieved 2008-12-11.
She married Douglas A. Asherman in 1986, and lives in Oakland, California.
- National Book Award (1983) for The Red Magician
- World Fantasy Award for Best Novel nominee (1986) for The Dream Years
- Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee (1987) for A Mask for the General
- Hugo Award for Best Short Story nominee (1988) for "Cassandra's Photographs"
- Nebula Award for Best Short Story nominee (1988) for "Cassandra's Photographs"
- World Fantasy Award for Best Short story nominee (1993) for "Alfred"
- Nebula Award for Best Short Story nominee (1994) for "Alfred"
- World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1995) for Travellers In Magic
- Nebula Award for Best Short Story nominee (1996) for "The Narcissus Plague"
- World Fantasy Award for Best Short story nominee (1998) for "Fortune and Misfortune"
- Nebula Award for Best Short Story nominee (1999) for "Fortune and Misfortune"
- British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1999) for Dark Cities Underground
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