About The Author/Contact

Foz Meadows is a genderqueer fantasy author, essayist, reviewer, blogger and poet. She has most recently published An Accident of Stars and A Tyranny of Queens with Angry Robot, and Coral Bones with Rebellion; a full list of her publications can be found here. Foz is a reviewer for Strange Horizons, and has been a contributing writer for The Book SmugglersBlack Gate and The Huffington Post, as well as a repeat contributor to the podcast Geek Girl Riot. Her essays have appeared in various venues online, including The Mary SueA Dribble Of Ink and Uncanny Magzine. She is a four-time Hugo Award nominee for Best Fan Writer, which she won in 2019; she also won the 2017 Ditmar Award for Best Fan Writer, for which she has been nominated three times. In 2017, An Accident of Stars was a finalist for the Bisexual Book Awards, and in 2018, ‘Coral Bones’ won the Norma K. Hemming Award in the short fiction category.

An itinerant Australian, Foz currently lives in California with not enough books, her very own philosopher and their voluble spawn. Surprisingly, this is a good thing.

Foz is represented by Hannah Bowman at the Liza Dawson Associates Literary Agency. Professional queries about Foz’s work should be sent to Hannah; otherwise Foz is contactable at:

Twitter: @fozmeadows

Tumblr: fozmeadows.tumblr.com

Email: philippa dot meadows at gmail dot com

backup author pic feb-march 2021

  1. Paul says:

    Hey Foz
    Good to see you’re promoting ‘Solace and Grief’. The journey has started!

  2. fozmeadows says:

    Thanks Paul – exciting!

  3. Paul says:

    … and gearing up for a huge Macmillan Winter Conference, no doubt :-).

  4. fozmeadows says:

    Indeed! Very much looking forward to it 🙂

  5. Rik says:

    Hi there Foz. I was having a little read and then following on with a little google-stalk on Julian Assange (who I had the great pleasure of spending a fair bit of time with, once upon a weekend with in Melbourne) and a search led me here via one of your comments about wanting to be J.A. in your next life, or when you grow up, or something like that.

    Anyway, nice blog and Congratulations re getting your book published. I hope you’re having a good time, Rik

  6. fozmeadows says:

    Hey Rik – good to hear from you! Will be sure to let you know when the book comes out. Hope all is well!

  7. Hi Foz
    we met at Paul Collins’ place last Saturday, and I seem to remember that you have a connection with Melb Uni Philosophy Dept – or am I mistaken? If I’m not mistaken, do you mind if I ask a couple of questions on behalf of my Year 12 daughter? I’ll email is best, if you can let me know your address. I’m at michael at michaelpryor dot com dot au
    Best wishes
    Michael Pryor

  8. Maladjusted says:

    Dear Foz,

    I just wanted to find the appropriate forum to say two things:

    1) Many, many excited, “that’s-really-an-excessively-prolonged-and-overly-vigorous-handshake” you’ve got there” style congratulations for “Solace and Grief”.

    I know this isn’t exactly news for you or any of your nearest and dearest, such that you are probably now busy thinking about your -next- book, but because I am egocentric to the point of solipsism, I can’t help taking the fact that this is news to -me- as evidence that this has only just happened. In any case: am glad for you. A veritable coup.

    2) This is a fine blog (my stumbling upon which, incidentally, is the chief source of my knowledge as to your success.


    Best wishes and much joy in the New Year to you and to the redoubtable Mr. Meadows,


    P.S. As you are probably not familiar with my pseudonymous self, I should mention that my real (alethonomous or veritonomous?) self became ‘facebook friends’ with you some time yesterday…

    • fozmeadows says:

      Lol, thanks! I did notice, actually – when you friended me, I skivvied over to your blog and checked it out, so I can now claim to be familiar with both your pseudonymic and aletheonamous selves. Will we be seeing you around the philosophy traps anytime soon?

  9. Maladjusted says:

    C’est possible. But, you know how it is, Foz, I don’t like to disclose my movements too much in advance — what with the paparazzi being always ready to leap out of my like lions on to particularly vulnearble antelopes. I mean, one day I’m saying: “I’ll be at the philosophy seminar”, and the next thing I know, I got every tabloid in Britain devoting 20 pages of journalistic eyebrow raising at the possibility that there’s a new patch of cellulite on my famously muscular (and impossibly shapely) calves. I mean, sure, you could SUGGEST that if I wanted less atention, I should probably wear fewer clothes made of blue cellopnae. But a dialectician’s gotta do what he’s gotta do to get work in this town…


    and may your book sales constantly provoke use of the word ‘astronomical’…


  10. Maladjusted says:

    Typos of doom. Please ignore!

  11. […] weekend I went to the launch of Foz Meadows’ book Solace and Grief. Foz is part of my writers group, SuperNova, and it was fantastic to be a […]

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  13. Livvey says:

    Hey Foz, Its Livvey, one of the girls that gave you a capsicum 🙂 Just thought id let you know how amazing your book is- I’m over half way through, and that i am now so proud to have a great urban fantasy book set in Sydney!!

    • fozmeadows says:

      Woo! Thanks so much – was great to see the Capsicum Girls today. You guys should totally form a band called that 🙂

  14. Kirsten says:

    Hi Foz
    Just finished your wonderful book – no pressure, but when is the next one out?! Seriously, its a great story and I can’t wait to read the rest…

    • fozmeadows says:

      Hi Kirsten,

      Glad you liked it! I’m hoping to have the next book written by the middle of the year, so it should come out either late 2010 or early 2011 🙂

  15. […] news from the Melbourne Science Fiction Club: we have reinforcements! Foz Meadows, Mary Borsellino and George Ivanoff have joined the coterie of guests at the club’s annual […]

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  17. ashley says:

    hey foz!!!
    i have read possibly hundreds of books and i must say…this is one of my top three!!! i love it!!! i hope you finish the second book quickly. can’t wait!!!
    your biggest fan (you probably get that a lot)

    • fozmeadows says:

      Thanks Ashley! The second book is almost done – I just have to finish the editing. I hope you like it as much as the first 🙂

  18. Paul Collins says:

    Hey Foz, congrats on that great Solace & Grief mention at http://writingya.blogspot.com/2010/12/sff-cybils-bookmark-buzz-about-books.html

    Well done you!


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  21. Xuan Penate says:

    I do not leave a response, but I browsed a few of the remarks on Foz Meadows shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows. I actually do have a few questions for you if you don’t mind. Is it simply me or does it appear like a few of these responses appear as if they are left by brain dead individuals? 😛 And, if you are writing at additional places, I’d like to keep up with you. Could you make a list of every one of all your social networking pages like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

    • fozmeadows says:

      Glad you like the blog! Online, you can find me at the following places:

      Twitter: @fozmeadows
      Tumblr: fozmeadows.tumblr.com
      Facebook: Foz Meadows

      Or, in other words, just look for my name 🙂

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  26. Foz, I started my first blog yesterday and I was doing some exploring of the WordPress Community and found you. I want to commend you for your quick wit, bravery and for being so darn plucky. (That word is never used often enough in my opinion) Thank you for speaking your mind and standing up to ignorance in its many forms. I’m looking forward to following you and I have put “Solace and Grief” on my reading list. I would be honored, should you decide to follow my blog in the future.

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  28. priyanka says:

    Hey Foz , that is a beautiful name first of all . And your blog posts are quite interesting to read . I’m gonna make some time today to dive into some of them and admire your work . Glad I found your blog 🙂

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  33. Jen says:

    After reading their work….I’m come to the unfortunate conclusion that they seriously have a vendetta against horses.
    The graphic and general angry emotions they portray towards these animals is horrendous.
    I can’t support an author who seems fascinated with this form of cruel portrayal.

    Too bad 👎

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