Nadia Bulkin writes scary stories about the scary world we live in, thirteen of which appear in her debut collection, She Said Destroy (Word Horde, 2017). Her short stories have appeared in editions of The Year's Best Weird Fiction (Kelly & Shearman, ed., 2018, Kelly & Strantzas, ed., 2016), The Year's Best Horror (Datlow, ed., 2017), and The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror (Guran, ed., 2017, 2016, 2015, 2009).

Three of her short stories have been nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award; she also contributed stories to the 2016 World Fantasy Award-winning anthology She Walks in Shadows (Innsmouth Free Press, 2015) and the 2015 Shirley Jackson Award-winning anthology Aickman's Heirs (Undertow, 2015).


Nadia has a B.A. in Political Science from Barnard College and an M.A. in International Affairs from American University. She also writes about and obsesses over nationalism, post-colonialism, and sport – her non-fiction essays have appeared in Tor, The Diplomat, and The Battle Royale Slam Book (Haikasoru, 2014). She grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia, with her Javanese father and American mother, before relocating to Lincoln, Nebraska. She now lives in Washington, D.C.