R.B. Lemberg (they/them) is a queer, bigender immigrant originally from L’viv, Ukraine. Their debut novella The Four Profound Weaves was a finalist for the Nebula, Ignyte, Locus, and other awards. R.B.’s collection Geometries of Belonging has been shortlisted for the Le Guin Prize for Fiction.

R.B. was born in Ukraine, and lived in subarctic Russia and Israel before coming to the US for graduate school at UC Berkeley. They are a sociolinguist, and they work as an associate professor at a Midwestern university.  Their spouse is Bogi Takács, a fellow queer, trans, and Eastern European Jewish person. 

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  • New poetry book EVERYTHING THAWS is out! + Locus poll
    My poetry memoir, EVERYTHING THAWS, is now available from Ben Yehuda Press! This book has been a long time coming, and it contains some of the most personal work I have ever written. It has migrations, and permafrost, and many Gulag stories, and an ice … Read more