Books Inc. Mountain View is thrilled to host three local authors all featured in The Best American anthology series!
We will be joined by Danica Li, writer of My Brother William from The Best American Short Stories, Elizabeth Svoboda writer of An Invisible Epidemic from The Best American Science and Nature Writing, and Chris Willrich writer of The Odyssey Problem from The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy!
Danica Li is a union lawyer, writer, and feminist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her writing has appeared in the Missouri Review, Iowa Review, Citron Review, California Law Review and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Her short fiction was selected for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2023 and her fiction and nonfiction have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. She obtained her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was also awarded the Eisner Prize in Prose, the university's highest writing award, as an undergraduate.
After graduating from Yale, Elizabeth Svoboda did an internship at Discover Magazine, where she relished the challenge of conveying new discoveries to readers. That first gig led her to a fulfilling career in science writing. Over the years, she’s written for publications like the New York Times, Psychology Today, the Washington Post, and Scholastic Choices, and she received the Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalists. Her stories have covered a smorgasbord of topics, from the biology of resilience to the psychology of thoroughly modern breakups.
Chris Willrich is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. He is best known for his stories about Persimmon Gaunt and Imago Bone. His work has appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Black Gate, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Flashing Swords!, The Mythic Circle, and Strange Horizons.