Georgina Kamsika is a speculative fiction writer born in Yorkshire, England, to Anglo-Indian immigrant parents and has spent most of her life explaining her English first name, Polish surname and Asian features. 

She graduated from the prestigious Clarion West workshop in 2012, studying under a roster of instructors that included George R.R. Martin, Connie Wills and Chuck Palahniuk.

Her debut novel ‘The Sulphur Diaries’ (Legend Press) was released in November of 2011. Georgina can be found lurking on Twitter as @thessilian. She is represented by Jennie Goloboy (@JennieGoloboy) of Red Sofa Literary.

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Is it possible to love Mad Max: Fury Road any more?

You know what, I think it is. I knew before I saw the film that it was made with old-school practical effects, full of skilful stunt driving and careful explosions, but without seeing the actual footage, it was hard to imagine. Watch this all the way though. My jaw dropped by the last stunt…  

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Represented by Jennie Goloboy

I’ve got some great news. I”m thrilled to say I’m now represented by the brilliant Jennie Goloboy of Red Sofa Literary. She’s got a final version of the currently titled ‘The Goddess of the North’ and I hope to have more news soon. If you have any questions, I can now use the classic phrase […]

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Where are we now?

My Clarion West 2012 classmate Alyc Helms has just released her novel ‘The Conclave of Shadows‘, the second in the Missy Master series. To mark the occasion, Alyc has conducted a number of interviews with our cohort. For the past six weeks, I’ve been checking in with my cohort from CW2012 and asking them to talk about their […]

Major UK publisher aiming to support new writers from under-represented communities

Penguin Random House UK are part of the WriteNow project to find, mentor and publish new writers from under-represented communities. They ask you to explain what that means to you: For example, you could be a writer from a socio-economically marginalised background, be a writer from BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) or LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, […]

Where Are We Going? Some Reflections on British Horror

Nina Allan has written a great piece over at Strange Horizons. It looks at British Horror, the present and the future. She bases her thoughts on FantasyCon in Nottingham. One of the events I was most looking forward to at last autumn’s FantasyCon in Nottingham was a panel I was invited to sit on entitled […]