Liz Bourke holds a Ph.D. in Classics from Trinity College, Dublin. An active and engaged critic in the field of science fiction and fantasy, she writes the Sleeps With Monsters column at Tor.com on a regular basis. Her reviews have appeared in Locus magazine, at Tor.com, Strange Horizons and Ideomancer.com, as well as in Vector (the magazine of the BSFA) and The Cascadia Subduction Zone.
In 2014, she was nominated for the BSFA Award for Best Non-Fiction for “Sleeps With Monsters,” a year in which the award was won by Jeff Vandermeer’s WONDERBOOK. She was also nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer in 2014. In 2017, her first book, Sleeping With Monsters: Readings and Reactions in Science Fiction and Fantasy, was published by Aqueduct Press. In 2018, it was a finalist for the Best Related Work Hugo Award.