Elizabeth Hand ("Liz") is the author of twenty multiple-award-winning novels, five collections of short fiction and essays, and numerous media tie-in books. A longtime reviewer for the Washington Post and Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, her criticism and essays have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Boston Review, Salon, Village Voice and numerous other publications. Her fiction includes the Cass Neary series, the supernatural thriller Hokuloa Road, Curious Toys (featuring visionary artist Henry Darger), and Wylding Hall. A Haunting on the Hill, Hand's follow-on to Shirley Jackson's classic The Haunting of Hill House and the first book to be authorized by Jackson's estate, appeared in October 2023. Hand teaches creating writing at the Stonecoast MFA Program, and has recently led workshops in Lahore, Pakistan and Oxford UK, among many other venues. She divides her time between the coast of Maine and North London.