The amazing Grania Davis was born 78 years ago

Photo by Scott Edelman

The acclaimed writer and editor Grania Davis penned the novels Dr. Grass (1978), The Rainbow Annals (1980), The Great Perpendicular Path (1980), and Moonbird (1986). Alongside Avram Davidson, she co-wrote Marco Polo and the Sleeping Beauty (1988) and THE BOSS IN THE WALL (1998), which received a World Fantasy Award nomination. Davis’ short fiction has been collected in Tree of Life, Book of Death (2013).

She co-edited several collections of Davidson’s work including The Avram Davidson Treasury (1998 with Robert Silverberg; winner of the Locus Award), The Investigations of Avram Davidson (1999 with Richard A. Lupoff), and Everybody Has Somebody in Heaven: Essential Jewish Tales of the Spirit (2000 with Jack Dann). Davis (alongside Gene Van Troyer) is responsible for the anthology Speculative Japan: Outstanding Tales of Japanese Science Fiction and Fantasy (2007). For her work on The Avram Davidson Treasury, Davis was nominated for a World Fantasy Award.

The beloved Grania passed away in 2017. She is missed.