Britta Jensen will be appearing at ArmadilloCon 2022! Britta’s debut YA novel Eloia Born won the 2019 Writer’s League of Texas YA Discovery Prize and was long-listed for the 2016 Exeter Novel Prize. Reviewers called the book “both a dystopian narrative and a quest story; consider it a spiritual successor to Lois Lowry’s The Giver and M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village.”
Subsequent novels include the sequel Hirana’s War and a magical realism novella Ghosts of Yokosuka. Her short story, a subversive SF re-telling of the Hamlet/Ophelia romance, “Why Not Ophelia” was published in the Castle Anthology of Horror this past year. Many of her stories explore themes of persevering through disability, parental separation and the intersection of various cultures on new worlds. Her stories have been shortlisted for various prizes in the UK.
Britta’s plays have been performed in New York City, Japan and South Korea. She earned a BA in Acting Performance from Fordham University and an MA in Teaching of English Literature from Columbia University. For the past seventeen years she has taught creative writing and edited books for both traditional and indie authors. Friends often refer to her as a polyglot—which is a product of living twenty-two years overseas in Japan, South Korea, and Germany before settling in Austin, Texas. Learn more about her process & watch cool videos at www.brittajensen.com.
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