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Born in Denver, Colorado, USA
Birth NameConstance Elaine Trimmer

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Connie Willis was born on December 31, 1945 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Constance Elaine Trimmer. She is a writer, known for Snow Wonder (2005) and Dreams with Sharp Teeth (2008).

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Courtney Willis (1967 - ?) ( 1 child)

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She writes frequently and passionately about World War II in her fiction.

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Lives with her husband and daughter in Colorado.
Won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for her novel "Doomsday Book".
Has won more Hugo and Nebula awards than any other science fiction writer in history. As of December 2008, she has been nominated for 23 Hugo awards, winning 10 of them, and nominated for 14 Nebula awards, winning six. Her award winning short stories are: "A Letter from the Clearys" (Nebula 1982), "Even the Queen" (Nebula 1992, Hugo 1993), "Death on the Nile" (Hugo 1994), "The Soul Selects her Own Society: Invasion and Repulsion: A Chronological Reinterpretation of Two of Emily Dickinson's Poems: A Wellsian Perspective" (Hugo 1997); Novellettes: "Fire Watch" (Nebula 1982, Hugo 1983), "At the Rialto" (Nebula 1989); Novellas: "The Last of the Winnebagos" (Nebula 1988, Hugo 1989), "The Winds of the Marble Arch" (Hugo 2000), "Inside Job" (Hugo 2006), "All Seated on the Ground" (Hugo 2008); Novels: "Doomsday Book" (Nebula 1992, Hugo 1993), "To Say Nothing of the Dog" (Hugo 1999).
Connie Willis earned a B.A. in English from the University of Northern Colorado.
Willis taught elementary school from 1967-1969, and later, for some years, she was also a substitute teacher.
After temporary residence in other states, Courtney and Connie Willis settled in Greeley, Colorado in 1984. They named their daughter Cordelia.
Willis is critically acclaimed and popularly beloved for narrating both tragedy and hilarious satire in a clear, intelligent voice.
She published her first story, "The Secret of Santa Titicaca," in 1971, to the fairly (medium-ranked) prestigious magazine "Worlds of If".

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