Press Kit

Queries

To contact me directly, you can use one of the methods of contact here.

Please direct queries about novel rights to my agent, Hannah Bowman at Liza Dawson Associates.

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50-word bio:

Ada Hoffmann is the author of the space opera novels THE OUTSIDE and THE FALLEN, as well as dozens of speculative short stories and poems. They are an autistic self-advocate, an adjunct professor of computer science, a former semi-professional soprano, tabletop gaming enthusiast, and LARPer. They live in eastern Ontario.

100-word bio:

Ada Hoffmann is the author of the space opera novels THE OUTSIDE and THE FALLEN, as well as dozens of speculative short stories and poems. Ada’s work has been a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award, the Compton Crook Award, and the WSFA Small Press Award, among others. They are also the author of the Autistic Book Party review series, devoted to in-depth #ownvoices discussions of autism representation in speculative fiction.

Ada is an adjunct professor of computer science, as well as a former semi-professional soprano, tabletop gaming enthusiast, and LARPer. They live in eastern Ontario.

150-word bio:

Ada Hoffmann is the author of the space opera novel THE OUTSIDE and THE FALLEN, the collections MONSTERS IN MY MIND and MILLION-YEAR ELEGIES, and dozens of speculative short stories and poems. Ada’s work has been a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award (2020, THE OUTSIDE), the Compton Crook Award (2020, THE OUTSIDE), and the WSFA Small Press Award (2020, “Fairest of All”).

Ada was diagnosed with autism at the age of 13 and is passionate about autistic self-advocacy. Their Autistic Book Party review series is devoted to in-depth discussions of autism representation in speculative fiction. Much of their own work also features autistic characters.

Ada is an adjunct professor of computer science at a major Canadian university, and they did their PhD thesis (in 2018) on teaching computers to write poetry. They are a former semi-professional soprano, tabletop gaming enthusiast, and LARPer. They live in eastern Ontario.

250-word bio:

Ada Hoffmann is the author of the space opera novels THE OUTSIDE and THE FALLEN, the collections MONSTERS IN MY MIND and MILLION-YEAR ELEGIES, and dozens of speculative short stories and poems. Ada’s work has been a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award (2020, THE OUTSIDE), the Compton Crook Award (2020, THE OUTSIDE), and the WSFA Small Press Award (2020, “Fairest of All”). They are 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’s novel-length work is represented by Hannah Bowman of Liza Dawson Associates.

Ada was diagnosed with autism at the age of 13, and is passionate about autistic self-advocacy. Their Autistic Book Party review series is devoted to in-depth discussions of autism representation in speculative fiction. Much of their own work also features autistic characters.

Ada is an adjunct professor of computer science at a major Canadian university, and they did their PhD thesis (in 2018) on teaching computers to write poetry. Under their legal name, they have published eight papers and presented their work at conferences around the world. They are a former semi-professional soprano, tabletop gaming enthusiast, and LARPer. They live in eastern Ontario with a curious black cat.

Awards

  • Long-listed for Elgin Award, 2022, for Million-Year Elegies
  • Long-listed for Rhysling Award, 2022, for “Prologue: The Late Heavy Bombardment,” from Million-Year Elegies
  • Long-listed for Rhysling Award, 2022, for “Epilogue: Memento Mori,” from Million-Year Elegies
  • Long-listed for Rhysling Award, 2022, for “Dream Logic,” published in Climbing Lightly Through Forests: A Poetry Anthology Honoring Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Finalist for Philip K. Dick Award, 2020, for The Outside, published by Angry Robot Books
  • Finalist for Compton Crook Award, 2020, for The Outside, published by Angry Robot Books
  • Finalist for Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award, 2020, for “Fairest of All,” published in The Future Fire, Issue 2019.50
  • Long-listed for British Science Fiction Association Award, 2019, for “I Sing Against the Silent Sun,” co-written with Merc Fen Wolfmoor and published in Lightspeed Magazine, June 2018
  • Long-listed for Rhysling Award, 2017, for “The Giantess’s Dream,” published in Twisted Moon, November 2015
  • Honorable Mention for D. Franklin Defying Doomsday Award, 2016, for Autistic Book Party
  • Long-listed for British Science Fiction Association Award, 2014, for “You Have to Follow the Rules,” published in Strange Horizons, September 2013
  • Long-listed for Rhysling Award, 2014, for “The Siren of Mayberry Crescent,” published in Mythic Delirium, Issue 29

Books

The Fallen

Cover of a book with the title "Million-Year Elegies" by Ada Hoffmann. The title and author are displayed, and there is art of the curled-up skeleton of a juvenile Maiasaurus.

Million-Year Elegies

The Outside

Monsters In My Mind cover art

Monsters In My Mind