Meet the Curator

Cat Rambo, Fantasy Curator

Cat is an avid, long-time fantasy reader and the former fiction editor of Fantasy Magazine. She currently writes reviews and conducts interviews for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and Publishers Weekly. She also works as a volunteer for the Clarion West Writing Program.

Cat loves to write short stories, with over a hundred short stories published (her stories appear in Asimov's Sci-Fi Magazine, Weird Tales, Clarkesworld, and Tor.com). Her stories have been published in two collections: Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Midnight and The Surgeon’s Tale and Other Stories, with a third, Near and Far, on the way this fall. She has a BA in English from the University of Notre Dame, and separate MA’s from both Johns Hopkins and Indiana University.

A note from Cat:

I've loved fantasy ever since my babysitter started reading The Hobbit to me in third grade. Since then, I've devoured a lot of books in the genre, and one of the great pleasures of writing it myself is a chance to meet many of my heroes in the field.

Some of Cat’s personal favorite fantasy books are:

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
Face in the Frost by John Bellairs
Sheepfarmer's Daughter by Elizabeth Moon
Swords Against Death by Fritz Leiber
The War For the Oaks by Emma Bull
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Year of the Unicorn by Andre Norton
A Wizard of EarthSea by Ursula K. LeGuin
Tales of Neveryon by Samuel R. Delany