Judith Moffett ("Judy") is the author of eleven books in five genres. Four of the books are SF novels, including Pennterra (1997, Contemporary Books / 1998, Worldwide Books / 1993, Ballantine/Del Rey), and the three volumes of the Holy Ground Trilogy: The Ragged World (1991, St. Martin's / 1992, Ballantine/Del Rey; New York Times Notable Book), Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream (1992, St. Martin's / 1993, Ballantine/Del Rey; New York Times Notable Book; James Tiptree, Jr. Award finalist, 1995) and The Bird Shaman (2008, Mill City Press).
Her story collection Two That Came True (1991, Pulphouse Press Author's Choice Monthly #19) includes "Surviving," (Nebula finalist, novelette, 1986; Theodore Sturgeon Award winner, novelette, 1987; reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction (Dozois, ed., 1987), in Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year (Carr, ed., 1987), in Nebula Awards 23 (Zebrowski, ed., 1988), and in The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: A 40th Anniversary Anthology (Ferman, ed., 1989); and "Not Without Honor,' reprinted in The 1990 Annual World's Best SF (Wollheim and Saha, eds, 1990).
Other stories include "The Hob," Nebula finalist, novelette, 1988; reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction (Dozois, 1989), Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers and Other Stories from IASFM (Ardai and Williams, eds., 1990), Little People! (Dann and Dozois, eds., 1991), and Halflings, Hobbits, Warrows & Weefolk: A Collection of Tales of Heroes Short in Stature (Searles and Thomsen, eds, 1991 /excerpt); 'Tiny Tango," Nebula finalist, novella, 1989, Hugo finalist, 1990; reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction (Dozois, ed., 1990), and in Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years (Sargent, ed., 1995). "Chickasaw Slave" appeared in Alternate Presidents (Resnick and Greenberg, eds., 1992), "The Realms of Glory" in Heaven Sent (Crowther and Greenberg, eds., 1995), and "The Bear's Baby" in The Year's Best Science Fiction (Dozois, ed., 2004). All but one of these stories, as well as a number of others, originally appeared in either Asimov's or F&SF.
Her out-of-genre books include poetry (Keeping Time, 1976, LSU, and Whinny Moor Crossing, 1984, Princeton UP; literary criticism (1984, James Merrill: An Introduction to the Poetry, Columbia UP); creative nonfiction (Homestead Year: Back to the Land in Suburbia, 1995, Lyons & Burford); and two volumes of Swedish poetry in translation: Gentleman, Single, Refined, and Selected Poem 1937-1959, by Hjalmar Gullberg (1979, LSU), and The North! To the North! Five Swedish Poets of the Nineteenth Century (2001, SIU). She won a variety of grants and awards for her work in poetry, including a National Endowment for the Humanities Translation Grant (1983) and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry (1984).
She taught creative writing at the Iowa Writers Workshop, and for many years at the University of Pennsylvania, where she introduced both a "science fiction as literature" course and a course in writing SF and fantasy. Widowed in 1998, she lives with her standard poodles Fleece and Feste in Swarthmore PA, and on her recovering hundred-acre farm near Lawrenceburg KY, where she monitors breeding birds for the Cornell NestWatch program. In 1988 she was awarded the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.