Hi, I’m Cadwell Turnbull, author of the science fiction novel The Lesson.
I received my MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in Linguistics at North Carolina State University. I also attended Clarion West 2016.
My short fiction can be found in the pages of Asimov’s Science Fiction, Lightspeed, and Nightmare to name a few. My Nightmare story “Loneliness is in Your Blood” was selected for The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018. My Asimov’s novelette “Other Worlds and This One” was also selected as a notable story for the anthology. My short story “Jump” was selected for the Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 and featured on LeVar Burton Reads.
My debut novel The Lesson is set in my native U.S. Virgin Islands after an alien colonization. The novel has received some great press, including making best of 2019 lists for Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews. The Lesson was also nominated for a SOVAS Award in Fiction and has also been optioned by AMC for a television series.