New York Times bestselling and award-winning writer Marjorie Liu is best known for her fiction and comic books. She teaches comic book writing at MIT, and she leads a class on Popular Fiction at the Voices of Our Nation (VONA) workshop.
Ms. Liu is a highly celebrated comic book writer. Her extensive work with Marvel includes the Dark Wolverine series, NYX: No Way Home, X-23, and Black Widow: The Name of the Rose. She received national media attention for Astonishing X-Men, which featured the gay wedding of X-Man Northstar and was subsequently nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for outstanding media images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Ms. Liu also wrote the story for the animated film, Avengers Confidential: Black Widow and Punisher, which was produced by Marvel, Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and Madhouse Inc. She was also the writer of the Han Solo limited series, which debuted at #6 on the New York Times Bestseller list, and was nominated for an Eisner Award.
Her newest work is MONSTRESS, an original, creator-owned comic book series with Japanese artist (and X-23 collaborator) Sana Takeda. Published by Image in Fall 2015, MONSTRESS is set in an alternate, matriarchal 1920’s Asia and follows a girl’s struggle to survive the trauma of war. With a cast of girls and monsters and set against a richly imagined aesthetic of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS #1 debuted to critical praise. The Hollywood Reporter remarked that the longer than typical first issue was “world-building on a scale rare in mainstream comics.”
MONSTRESS VOL 1 spent 4 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, debuting at #3 and #2, respectively; and in 2017 won the Hugo and the British Fantasy Award for Best Graphic Novel. MONSTRESS VOL 1 and VOL 2 have collectively been nominated for 9 Eisner Awards.
Ms. Liu is also the author of more than 19 novels, most notably the urban fantasy series, Hunter Kiss, and the paranormal romance series, Dirk & Steele. Her novels have also been bestsellers on USA Today, which described Liu “as imaginative as she is prolific.” Her critically praised fiction has twice received the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, for THE MORTAL BONE (Hunter Kiss #6), and TIGER EYE (Dirk & Steele #1). TIGER EYE was the basis for a bestselling paranormal romance video game called Tiger Eye: Curse of the Riddle Box.
Liu has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, MTV, and been profiled in the Wall Street Journal.com, Hollywood Reporter, The Atlantic, and USA Today. She is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker, appearing on panels at San Diego Comic Con, the Tokyo Literary Festival, the New York Times Public Lecture series, Geeks Out; and the Asian American Writers Workshop. Her work has been published internationally, including Germany, France, Japan, Poland, and the United Kingdom.
Ms. Liu was born in Philadelphia, and has lived in numerous cities in the Midwest, as well as Beijing and Shanghai. Prior to writing full-time, she was a lawyer. She currently resides in Boston.
Contact & Media Information
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2018 Hugo Award Nominee: Best Graphic Novel — Monstress Vol 2: The Blood
2018 National Cartoonist Society Award Winner: Best Graphic Novel (Sana Takeda) – Monstress Vol 2: The Blood
2018 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Writer — Monstress Vol 2: The Blood
2018 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Continuing Series: Monstress Vol 2: The Blood
2018 Eisner Award Nominee: Publication for teens (ages 13-17) – Monstress Vol 2: The Blood
2017 Eisner Award Nominee: Publication for teens (ages 13-17) – Monstress Vol 1: Awakening
2017 Hugo Award Winner: Best Graphic Novel — Monstress Vol 1: Awakening
2017 British Fantasy Award Winner: Best Graphic Novel — Monstress Vol 1: Awakening
2016 Eisner Award Nominee: Best New Series — Monstress Vol 1: Awakening
2016 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Writer — Monstress Vol 1: Awakening
2013 Nominee for GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book (Astonishing X-Men) for outstanding media images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community that inspire change
2012 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding, THE MORTAL BONE
2011 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Nominee, Paranormal Romance, WITHIN THE FLAMES
2011 Romantic Times Book of the Year Nominee, WITHIN THE FLAMES
2008 Nominee Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, Best Shapeshifter Romance, THE LAST TWILIGHT
2008 Nominee Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, Best Urban Fantasy, THE IRON HUNT
2006 DOUBLE RITA NOMINEE for SHADOW TOUCH and EYE OF HEAVEN
2006 Nominee for the Kiss of Death Daphne du Maurier Award, SHADOW TOUCH
2006 Nominee for the PRISM award, A DREAM OF STONE AND SHADOW
2005 PEARL Award, Best Futuristic, A TASTE OF CRIMSON
2005 PEARL Award, Best New Author
2005 RITA NOMINEE for A TASTE OF CRIMSON
2005 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, Best Contemporary Paranormal Romance, TIGER EYE