Nicola Griffith

About me

English novelist in Seattle. Author of forthcoming novel, Hild, set in 7th century Britain.

From my website

Latin for fourteen hundredth anniversary?

This year is the 1400th anniversary of Hild's birth. According to Bede.* Given that her feast day is mid-November, and in my novel her birthday is mid-October, I've decided autumn would be a splendid time to celebrate.My problem? My latin is truly terrible. I don't know the word for fourteen hundredth.…

Anglo-Saxon ethnic origin stories

I've been waiting for someone to ask me about the Yffings' origin story in Hild.Her lips went numb, and then the drug was coursing through her, cold as a cataract. Her tendons tightened and flattened against her bones. She trembled as she walked alone between the flames. The corridor was high-walled…

HILD out in the UK on Thursday 24th July

From Blackfriars/Little, Brown — 24th JuneAmazon | Waterstones | Apple iTunes | Google | Kobo | Foyles | Word Power BooksHild will be out in the UK on Thursday July 24. The first UK notices are beginning to appear. I'm particularly proud of two. One from Alex Woolf at University of St Andrews, and smart, smart author of many fabulous papers and books on…

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