From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Lisa Tuttle (born in Houston, Texas 1952) is a science fiction, fantasy, and on occasion horror author. From 1981 to 1987 she was married to Christopher Priest. She has lived in the United Kingdom since 1980. She lives in Scotland with her current husband.
In the 1970s she joined the Turkey City Writer's Workshop, a group of science fiction authors in Austin, Texas that included Howard Waldrop and Steven Utley. By 1974 she had gained attention with her stories and was the co-winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in Science Fiction. Her first novel came out in 1980 and was co-written with George R. R. Martin. In 1981, the year Tuttle was guest of honour at the first Microcon, she became the first, and still the only, person to refuse the Nebula Award for Best Short Story. In 1989 she won the British BSFA award for short fiction. In more recent events a French short film in 2005 was based on a story of hers.