Sylvia bio photoSylvia Victor Linsteadt is a writer, artist, and certified animal tracker. Her work—both fiction and non-fiction—is rooted in myth, ecology, feminism & California bioregionalism, and is devoted to broadening our human stories to include the voices of the living land.

Her books include Our Lady of the Dark Country, a collection of short stories (January 2018) Tatterdemalion, (Unbound, Spring 2017), a novel, and The Wonderments of the East Bay (Heyday 2014), and  Lost Worlds of the San Francisco Bay Area (Heyday, Spring 2017), both works of nonfiction. Her short fiction has been published in New California Writing 2013, Dark Mountain, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, The Golden Key  and Deathless Press. She has a regular column with Earthlines Magazine, and her creative nonfiction can also be found in PoecologyDark Mountain, and News from Native California. For three years (from 2013 to 2016) Sylvia ran a stories-in-the-mail business called Wild Talewort, in which she sent out rewilded tellings of fairytales and myths to the physical-post boxes of hundreds of subscribers around the world.

Sylvia’s story “The Midwife of Temescal” won the James D. Phelan Literary Award from the San Francisco Foundation in Fall 2014. She has an Honors B.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University.

She is represented by Jessica Woollard at David Higham Associates, 7th Floor, Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street, London W1F 8GQ

Sylvia can be contacted at grayfoxepistles <at> gmail <dot> com.

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