Ada Hoffmann is the author of over 60 published speculative short stories and poems. Her work has appeared in professional magazines such as Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and Uncanny, and in two year’s-best anthologies. She is the winner of the Friends of the Merrill Collection Short Story Contest (2013, “The Mother of All Squid Builds a Library”) and a two-time Rhysling award nominee (2014 for “The Siren of Mayberry Crescent” and 2017 for “The Giantess’s Dream”).
Ada was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at the age of 13, and is passionate about autistic self-advocacy. Her Autistic Book Party review series is devoted to in-depth discussions of autism representation in speculative fiction. Several of her own stories and poems also feature autistic characters.
Ada is also a PhD student in computer science at a major Canadian university, studying computer-generated poetry and the evaluation of computational creativity. Under her legal name, she has published six papers and presented her work at conferences around the world. She is a former semi-professional soprano, a tabletop gaming enthusiast, and an active LARPer. She is bisexual and polyamorous, and lives in southern Ontario with a very polite black cat.