Mur Lafferty is a multiple award-nominated podcaster, editor, and writer from Durham, NC. She made her name with podcasting (Ditch Diggers, I Should Be Writing, The Angry Robot Podcast, and Escape Pod, the premier SF podcast magazine) and has written and edited for magazines, roleplaying games, and audio and video podcasts. She won the “Astounding Award for Best New Writer” in 2013. Her breakout novel “Six Wakes” was nominated for the Nebula, Phillip K. Dick, and Hugo awards. She has written novelizations in several shared world series including Star Wars and Minecraft. A long time Podcaster Mur was an inaugural inductee into the Podcaster Hall of Fame. In 2018 she won (with co-host Matt Wallace) the Hugo for her working writer podcast “Ditch Diggers”.
Mur is currently nominated for two Hugo awards in 2021.