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"Fred Astaire is my hero. I love him because he was willing to kill himself to make his art look effortless. And because he proved it's possible to be an artist and a good person." -- Connie Willis
Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis (born 31 December 1945) is an America science fiction writer.
Total Books: 100
She has won, among other awards, ten Hugo Awards and six Nebula Awards. Willis most recently won a Hugo Award for All Seated on the Ground (August 2008). Willis is a 1967 graduate of Colorado State College, now the University of Northern Colorado. She lives in Greeley, Colorado with her husband Courtney Willis, a professor of physics at the University of Northern Colorado. She also has one daughter, Cordelia. Connie Willis was the 2009 inductee to the Science Fiction Museum and Science Fiction Hall of Fame.
Willis's first published story, "The Secret of Santa Titicaca," appeared in Worlds Of Fantasy in 1971. After receiving an NEA grant in 1982, she left her teaching job and became a full-time writer.
Willis is known for her accessible prose and likable characters. She has written several pieces involving time travel by history students and faculty of the future University of Oxford. These pieces include her Hugo Award-winning novels Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog and the short story "Fire Watch", found in the short story collection of the same name. She is currently working on another book set in this universe, to be published as a two book set. The first volume, Blackout was released on February 2, 2010. The second volume, All Clear, is scheduled to be released six months later.