Born in Victoria, Elizabeth McClung holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in Vermont. She is the author of Zed (Arsenal Pulp, 2005). Prior to moving back to Victoria, she lived in Cardiff in the U.K., where she taught creative writing to the gay and lesbian community. ZED, her futuristic novel, won the Gold Award (first place) from the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards in the category of science fiction in 2006.
Zed Receives Gold ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award in Science Fiction
We are happy to announce that Elizabeth McClung's novel Zed was recognized with Gold (1st place) by the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards in the category of Science Fiction. Zed is a vivid, claustrophobic, at times nightmarish novel about madness, survival, and crumbling institutions. In the spirit of J.G. Ballard's High Rise or Iain Banks' The Wasp Factory, Zed depicts a frenzied underworld; it is a novel of verve and feverish, expansive imagination.