Lisa Tuttle (born in Houston, Texas) is a SF, fantasy, and horror author. She received a B.A. degree in English from Syracuse University in 1973. In the 1970s she worked as a newspaper reporter in Austin, Texas, and was part of the group of SF authors associated with Chad Oliver that he described as "gifts from the gods."
She has published more than a dozen novels, five short story collections, and several non-fiction titles, including a reference book on feminism. She has also edited several anthologies and reviewed books for various publications. She has been living in the United Kingdom since 1981.
Tuttle was nominated for the Campbell Award in 1973 and won it in 1974, a Locus Award (Novella) in 1976 for "The Storms of Windhaven" [with George R. R. Martin], the 1982 Nebula Award for Best Short Story for "The Bone Flute" (which she refused), and the 1989 BSFA Award for Short Fiction for "In Translation."
Her novels include Familiar Spirit (1983), Gabriel (1987), Lost Futures (1982), Angela's Rainbow (1983), The Pillow Friend (1996), and The Silver Bough (2006). A recent collection of her short fiction is Objects in Dreams (2012). She has written several young-adult novels under the pen name of Maria Palmer.
She was once married to SF author Christopher Priest.
For more on her career, see http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/tuttle_lisa