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.
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 starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal and Kirkus Review. If you’ve read The Lesson please rate and review online and talk about it with your friends so that it may reach a wider audience.
Throughout the summer and fall I’ll be on tour for the novel. Check out my list of dates and locations for up to date information.