Ada Hoffmann

Ada Hoffmann

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Ada Hoffmann is the author of the OUTSIDE space opera trilogy, the collections MONSTERS IN MY MIND and MILLION-YEAR ELEGIES, and dozens of speculative short stories and poems. Ada’s work has been a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award (2020, THE OUTSIDE), the Compton Crook Award (2020, THE OUTSIDE), and the WSFA Small Press Award (2020, “Fairest of All”). They are the winner of the Friends of the Merrill Collection Short Story Contest (2013, “The Mother of All Squid Builds a Library”) and a five-time Rhysling award nominee (2014 for “The Siren of Mayberry Crescent”; 2017 for “The Giantess’s Dream”; 2022 for “Dream Logic,” “Prologue: The Late Heavy Bombardment,” and “Epilogue: Memento Mori”). Ada’s novel-length work is represented by Hannah Bowman of Liza Dawson Associates. Ada was diagnosed with autism at the age of 13, and is passionate about autistic self-advocacy. Their Autistic Book Party review series is devoted to in-depth discussions of autism representation in speculative fiction. Much of their own work also features autistic characters. Ada is an adjunct professor of computer science at a major Canadian university, and they did their PhD thesis (in 2018) on teaching computers to write poetry. Under their legal name, they have published eight papers and presented their work at conferences around the world. They are a former semi-professional soprano, tabletop gaming enthusiast, and LARPer. They live in eastern Ontario with a curious black cat.
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