I'm Kat Kourbeti, a Greek/Serbian science fiction and fantasy writer, film critic, and podcaster based in London. You most likely know me from something hella nerdy, hella creative, or a mix of both.
where you can find my work
I am a Podcast Editor at Strange Horizons, and a 2021 British Fantasy Award winner and Hugo Award Finalist in 2021 with the whole SH team!
You can find my episodes on my author page here, or you can listen to any episode on Podbean, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
I also aggregate all the various podcasts I appear in on my Podchaser profile, including my regular guest appearances on Scottish film blog & podcast Kneel Before Pod, and narrator appearances for speculative fiction podcasts PodCastle and Cast of Wonders.
Part-newsletter and part-blog, Honest To Blog is where you can find news on my writing, appearances, and projects, as well as reviews of things (sometimes) and reflections on the creative process (all the time). You can read the full archive and subscribe at the link above.
I have also been organising Spectrum Writers London since 2018. We are the UK's largest dedicated writers' group for speculative genre writers on MeetUp, and right now all our activities are online, including short story critique meetings, frequent virtual writing retreats, a novel workshop, and monthly career and craft tip events with industry speakers.
If you are a writer of speculative fiction seeking feedback and support among a community of awesome and dedicated writers, check us out!
Here's a couple of different versions of my bio, for use in events I am part of/guest spots on your podcast etc. For any other queries, ping me on Twitter.
Kat is a speculative fiction writer, film/culture critic, and podcaster, sporting the most Canadian accent you’ve ever heard on a Greek person. She organises the Spectrum London SFF Writers Group, and is a Hugo-nominated and British Fantasy Award-winning Fiction Podcast Editor at Strange Horizons magazine. Her day job is in theatre. Find her on all social media as @darthjuno.
Kat is a speculative fiction writer, film/culture critic, and podcaster based in London, UK. She is a Hugo-nominated and British Fantasy Award-winning podcast editor at Strange Horizons magazine.
Her novel-in-progress about a secret society of Swedish superheroes was shortlisted for the London Writers Awards in 2019, and she was a juror for two years running in the British Fantasy Awards (2020: Best Non-Fiction, 2021: Best Audio). She organises Spectrum, the largest critique group for SFF writers in the UK, and her day job is in theatre.
You can find her on all social media as @darthjuno.
Need a headshot? Use this! Taken by me.
Get in touch!
You can find me almost anywhere on the internet as @darthjuno. I'm most reachable on Twitter, and love making new connections, so don't be a stranger!
That said, if you want to pitch me something, use my contact form below.
Support my work
If you enjoy what I do, whether that's my newsletter, my podcasting work, or my community organising, and wish to support me with your hard-earned dosh, you can do so by giving through my Ko-fi page.